U.S. Army soldiers interact with villagers at a market in Arkhangelsk Russia, during the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Archangel Russia Date:1918, September Duration:2 min 56 sec Sound:NO SOUND
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)
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