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A funeral in 1918 and Memorial Day ceremony in 1919, during Allied North Russia Intervention of World War I

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)

Date: 1918
Duration: 2 min 24 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Civil war breaks out in Russia after Brest-Litovsk Peace Treaty

After Lenin makes peace with Germany, civil war breaks out in Russia. White Russian troops are seen fighting against Bolshevik troops in the snow. American soldiers, supporting the White Russians, are seen in Archangel (Arkhangelsk). Cossacks on horseback carry the Tsarist flag. The Romanovs, Tsar Nicholas II and his family are photographed outdoors seated on a wooden bench by barricade fence at Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg. Bolsheviks arresting other revolutionaries who were opposed to them, and executing them by firing squad. Vladimir Lenin with cat in his lap. View of Fanny Yefimovna Kaplan (AKA "Dora") who attempted to assassinate Lenin on August 30, 1918. View of Lenin speaking to Soviet workers. Newspaper of September 1, 1918 reports on the assassination attempt, with dateline London, August 31st: "Lenin wounded twice by assassin. Attempt on Red Premier's life at Moscow. Commissary Uritzky murdered at Petrograd." Crowd in turmoil in Moscow. Newspaper reports capture of would-be assassin, noting that "official Bolshevist paper says, "She is girl of intellectual class." Narrator states that some 500 anti-Bolsheviks are executed in Moscow.

Date: 1918, August 30
Duration: 1 min 20 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Bolshevik prisoners near Archangel (Arkhangelsk) Russia during the Allied North Russia Intervention in World War I

A view of Bolshevik prisoners, marching along a railroad siding in Archangel, under guard by U.S. Army soldiers, during the Allied North Russia Intervention (AKA Polar Bear Expedition) of World War 1. They are a mixed group, including sailors and several women. Closeups of some who pose, smiling, for the camera. Several wear interesting native Russian hats. [Footage from the United States Army 85th Division, 339th Infantry, American Expeditionary Force North Russia (AEFNR) participating as part of the Triple Entente forces North Russia Intervention. Two- thirds of the soldiers were from Michigan.] (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1918, September
Duration: 58 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. Army soldiers interact with villagers at a market in Arkhangelsk Russia, during the "Polar Bear Expedition."

A group of Russian children pose on a pier at Archangel Russia, during the Allied North Russia Intervention of World War 1. One holds a container of milk bottles. An American soldier (of the 339th Infantry Regiment) gives each child a coin. A Russian girl eating a cookie she received from a soldier. A Russian boy picks up something from the pier. Another boy holds container of milk bottles. U.S. soldiers peruse goods at an outdoor market, where some of the vendors use wooden shipping containers and packing cases to display their wares. Local people patronize a food vendor. An American soldier decides to purchase a pair of mittens. [Footage from the United States Army 85th Division, 339th Infantry, American Expeditionary Force North Russia, participating as part of the Triple Entente forces, in the so-called "Polar Bear Expedition." Two thirds of the soldiers were from Michigan.] (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1918, September
Duration: 2 min 56 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. 310th Engineers operate saw mill at Archangel, Russia during the Allied North Russia Intervention of World War I

Battalion of the U.S. 310th Engineers operate a sawmill at Archangel (Arkhangelsk) Russia, during the Allied North Russia Intervention (AKA the Polar Bear Expedition) in World War 1. Rafts of logs floating in the River Divina, near a saw mill in Archangel. Workers maneuver the logs to a ramp at the mill. Inside, the logs pass through giant saws and are cut into lumber. Boards sliding out of the mill to the ground below, where workers load them onto horse carts and drag them back into a large storage area filled with stacked lumber. U.S. Army soldiers inspect the operations, among the working villagers. [Footage from the United States Army 85th Division, 339th Infantry, American Expeditionary Force North Russia, participating as part of the Triple Entente forces, in the so-called "Polar Bear Expedition." Two thirds of the soldiers were from Michigan.] (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1918, September
Duration: 1 min 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Streetcar with U.S. Army soldiers aboard in Archangel, Russia during World War I

A trolley car passes through the town of Arkhangelsk, Russia (also known as Archangel). U.S. sailors and soldiers are hanging out partially from the front and rear doors of the streetcar. A group of local people watch the trolley as it passes. [Footage from the United States Army 85th Division, 339th Infantry, American Expeditionary Force North Russia, participating as part of the Allied North Russia Intervention of World War 1. Two thirds of the soldiers were from Michigan.] (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)

Date: 1918, September
Duration: 18 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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