Military band (not playing) leads U.S. soldiers of the 339th Infantry, in loose formation, through wooded area to a cemetery in a field near a church in Archangel (Arkhangelsk) during the Allied North Russia Intervention of World War 1. Several officers (unidentifiable) are standing on a raised stand. Two large crosses are seen behind them. Scene changes completely, to American Memorial Day ceremony at Archangel,in 1919. Allied officers occupy stands decorated with colors of the participating Entente powers. The military band is located nearby. A speaker's stand is set up and ostensibly occupied by Brigadier General Wilds P. Richardson and British Field Marshal Edmund Ironside. (But they cannot be recognized in the distance) A horse and carriage are seen in the far background. Soldiers, sailors, and civilians are in attendance. The ceremony begins with everyone saluting colors held by an honor guard. Then, a squad of American soldiers fires a three-salvo salute with their rifles. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
U.S. 339th Infantry soldiers are led by their brass band playing a mournful dirge as they march slowly during a funeral procession in Archangel, Russia, during the Allied North Russia Intervention of World War 1. In a separate sequence, they are seen parading along with U.S. sailors, in Memorial Day, celebrations, 1919. A streetcar approaches in the background. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
Elements of the U.S. 339th Infantry Regiment in Archangel, Russia, during the allied North Russia Intervention of World War 1. Brigadier General Wilds P Richardson reviews the troops on field. Richardson addresses troops. Troops stand in formation on field. Body of water in the background. Troops march on field with the U.S. flag. Richardson and Field Marshal Edmund Ironside standing on the field near a flag of the U.S. 310th Engineers. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
U.S. 339th Infantry and 310th Engineers, of American North Russia Expeditionary Force, leave for U.S. from Archangel, ( Arkhangelsk) Russia. Troops embark on ship from dock. Women greet each other. Three women pose.
Brigadier General Wilds P Richardson at a daytime social event in Archangel (Arkhangelsk) Russia, as the Allied North Russia Intervention of World War 1, comes to and end. Bunting decorates stairway of an official building. American Army and a few Navy officers proceed down the stairs to a courtyard. U.S. Brigadier General Wilds P. Richardson, is seen walking and conversing with a lady. White Russian and Allied officers and local officials,some escorting ladies, are also seen.
Activities of Red Cross and U.S. Army personnel in Archangel, Russia, during the Allied North Russian Intervention of World War 1. American soldiers of the American North Russia Expeditionary Force hold a brief ceremony. Russian sisters (nuns) stand outside their Red Cross hospital on Troitsky Avenue, near Olga barracks, in Archangel, as Captain Wynn of the American Red Cross, and U.S. Army Captain Hall, raise Red Cross and American flags over it. Thus it becomes the first Red Cross Hospital in Archangel, jointly staffed with Russian and American Red Cross nurses. Brief view of the Army band marching back after the ceremony. They are watched by Russians on the sidewalks. (Note: Captain Wynn and the American Red Cross went on to equip the hospital, and American Army Captain Hall and Lieutenant Kiley were placed in charge of it. British medical authorities had resisted having Americans start their own hospital in Archangel. So this American flag-raising event constituted an act of defiance.) (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)