Eastern terminal of the Trans-Siberian railway. Various views of the railroad terminal building in Vladivostok, Russia, during World War I. Soldiers and travelers stand on the station steps. A horse-drawn carriage arrives at the building. An American Army officer comes out of the train station. A funeral cortege with elaborate carriage drawn by team of horses, and mourners walking behind. An electric street car on a street, and an open automobile, both passing several horse-drawn wagons. Horse-drawn carriages pass Czech soldiers escorting German prisoners along a street.
Near the end of World War 1, United States naval ship underway in rough seas. A United States flag on the ship. Allied troops on the march, through a town, in the snow. A map of Soviet Russia, highlighting cities of Khabarovsk and Vladivostok. American warship in Vladivostok harbor. A Japanese warship in Vladivostok harbor. Japanese Naval officers pose. Relaxed, smiling, unarmed American soldiers pose, playfully, on the wharf, with two armed Japanese sailors. Contingent of Japanese sailors, with arms stacked, seen with officer, on the wharf. Officials on a British ship in Vladivostok harbor. Several men of the 'White Army' in Russia. The White Army executes members of the 'Red Army' proximate to timeframe of Russian Revolution. Map display highlights cities of Simferopol and Sevastopol. Crowd jams wharf as White Russian soldiers disembark from troop ship (several ambulatory wounded, first). A man offers officers a plate of refreshments.Crowd follows troops marching off the wharf. Map shown highlighting cities of Tbilisi and Baku. Russian communists celebrating.
Entente Powers intervention in Russia during World War 1. Slate identifies Commander of British Forces General Henry Owen Knox. (Research indicates he was an honorary Brigadier General circa 1918-19, and may have been the ranking officer with British Forces aboard ship while en route to Russia.) He smokes a cigarette and talks with another British officer on the ship. (Note: the Commander of the British mission in in Russia during the Allied intervention was Major-General Alfred Knox.) (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
The Russian Revolution of 1917. Scenes of trench warfare on the Western Front during World War I. German soldiers firing at enemy positions. Ill-equipped Russian troops in the field, and suffering from pestilence and disease. A Russian soldier wearing no shirt and with no equipment is seen scratching at itches on his own body. Starving, sad Russian children are shown back in Russia. Scenes of St Petersburg, Russia in March 1917, during demonstrations for increased bread rations. Responding Russian troops defect and join demands for the transfer of power from the Czar to an elected parliament. A military vehicle loaded with troops is seen rallying and celebrating with Russian people. Minister of Justice in the Provisional Government Alexander Kerensky speaks to a large crowd. Czar Nicholas II, who has abdicated, sitting on a stump, with a few guards behind him. Political prisoners are freed from prisons. Leon Trotsky, speaking from a train platform, upon his return from exile in Canada. Summer, 1917, and Alexander Kerensky becomes Head of the Russian Provisional Government. Kerensky, standing in the balcony of a building, proclaims Russia a republic. A large crowd gathered outside the building. Vladimir Lenin speaking to a large crowd on the Kerensky Republic. View of Farmer workers with shovels in a field. Lenin and Trotsky call for the members of the Farmer Worker Army Union Soviet to work against the Kerensky Republic. View of Lenin speaking against the Republic and for class warfare. Lenin's Bolsheviks riot and seize the railroad stations, telegraph lines, and government offices. A tower column of the Russian monarchy is seen falling to the ground. Events on November 25 after the Russian Revolution: A number of people on a street during elections called for by Kerensky. View of Lenin talking to people in the streets. Lenin's Bolshevik group loses to the SR party. People in the streets near the time of the election. The elected assembly of the Socialist Revolutionary Party is seen meeting under the protection of Trotsky's Red Army which is seen marching near a crowd. Catherine Breshkovsky is seen standing and speaking at the assembly meeting. The elected assembly in session. The assembly refuses to turn power over to the Lenin Soviet. The members of the elected assembly are seen finally giving in to the Bolsheviks and the factions of the SR that have split to support the Bolsheviks. The leaders of the defeated faction of the Socialist Revolutionary Party (SR) are seen leaving the grounds of the assembly. In the next scene, a crowd protests against the dismissal of the elected assembly, to no avail.. Lenin speaking to a large crowd. He speaks about the power won and maintained by violence. Views of the demonstrating crowd.
Entente Powers intervention in Russia during World War 1. Allied forces in Vladivostok, Siberia, Russia. Panning views of the Imperial Russian Naval barracks, where eight thousand American soldiers, mostly from the 27th and 31st Infantry Regiments are quartered. Ships in the harbor and views of buildings and mountains in the background. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
Mr. John K. Caldwell, American consul in Vladivostok, Slberia, Russia, poses outside the Consulate offices. Next, his staff are seen descending the steps and posing with him. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)