Raising of Red Cross and American flags over a hospital in Archangel, Russia, during World War I
Archangel Russia Date:1918, September 10 Duration:57 sec Sound:NO SOUND
As a contingent of U. S. soldiers presents arms, American Red Cross Captain Wynn and U.S. Army Captain, Hall, raise a United States flag and a Red Cross flag over a hospital in Arkhangelsk (Archangel) Russia during the Allied North Russia Intervention of world War 1. Russian nuns (nurses) who staff the hospital, at Troitsky Avenue, near Olga barracks, take part in the ceremony. View of U.S. Army band marching down a street with their instruments as local children and villagers look on. (Note: This flag-raising constituted an act of defiance by U.S. Red Cross and Army medical personnel, since British medical authorities had opposed starting an American hospital in Archangel. It became the first Red Cross Hospital there, that was jointly staffed by Russian and American Red Cross nurses. Captain Wynn,with the American Red Cross, equipped the hospital, and American Army Captain Hall and Lieutenant Kiley administered it.) (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
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