Activities of the Red Cross in Siberia, Russia during World War I. Dr. Charles Lewis, sits, flanked by nurses, on a bench at the Red Cross hospital in Tymen, Siberia, as other doctors and staff pose behing them. Dr. Lewis started operations at this hospital in November, 1918, with a staff of ten American nurses, mostly from mission hospitals, and three other physicians: J. H. Ingram, George Hayden, and R. V. Taylor. At this hospital, they care for wounded Czech soldiers. Later the Red Cross nurses are seen conversing with doctors and staff. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
The Entente Powers intervention in Siberia during World War 1. Commander of Czech forces, General Gaida, and his staff, sit with Commander of U.S. forces, Major General William S Graves, and one of his staff officers. A wounded Czech soldier is carried on a stretcher, by U.S. soldiers wearing campaign hats and red cross armbands, from a railroad train car labeled Expeditionary Forces Siberia. The stretcher bearers place the wounded into a field ambulance. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
An Italian Navy Captain standing with a civilian and a colonel of the Italian Alpini (probably Colonnello Fossini Camossi, commander of the Italian Corpo di spedizione italiano in Estremo Oriente, that came to Vladivostok October 17, 1918, on its way to Manchuria, to guard the Tran-Siberian railway). The Navy Captain takes a paper from his coat and discusses contents with the Colonel. Brief view of a squad of Italian soldiers as they present arms, order arms, and assume parade rest, while standing on the sidewalk.
(World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
The President and members of the local Council (Zemstvo) in Vladivostok, Russia. The chief Justice and members of the Supreme Court of Siberia, pose with U.S. Major General William S Graves, Commamnder of American Forces in Siberia. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
A substantial building in Irkutsk, Siberia, Russia. The ground is covered in snow. An occasional pedestrian is seen and a car rarely drives past. An American flag flies over the entrance to offices of the U.S.Consulate. Inside, Ernest Lloyd Harris, U.S. Consul General in Siberia, poses, at a desk, with an American flag on the wall behind him. He speaks with a staff member. Next scene shows Harris posing with Consulate staff, all in warm fur collar coats and wool hats. With them stands a White Russian officer. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
Wounded Czech soldiers in Red Cross hospital at Tyumen,Siberia, (halfway between Ekateringburg and Omsk) during World War I. Patients lying in their beds. Red Cross staff start distributing packages to the patients. Uniformed personnel of the American Red Cross, pass out packages to the patients. Recovering ambulatory patients walk about posing for the camera. One playfully removes a pipe from mouth of another. Recovering Czech soldiers are seen playing chess. Doctors examining patients with severe cases of frostbite. (Note: The hospital was originally a private school and one of the most well built and equipped in Siberia. When asked about turning it into a hospital, the builder-owner, a Mr. Kolekolnickof, graciously consented. Physicians who served during startup of the hospital, included: Team head, Dr. Charles Lewis; Dr. J. H. Ingram; Dr. George Hayden; and Dr. R. V. Taylor) (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)