American Red Cross Captain Wynn and U.S. Army Captain Hall, raise flags over Red cross hospital in Archangel
Archangel Russia Date:1918, September 10 Duration:56 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Activities of Red Cross and U.S. Army personnel in Archangel, Russia, during the Allied North Russian Intervention of World War 1. American soldiers of the American North Russia Expeditionary Force hold a brief ceremony. Russian sisters (nuns) stand outside their Red Cross hospital on Troitsky Avenue, near Olga barracks, in Archangel, as Captain Wynn of the American Red Cross, and U.S. Army Captain Hall, raise Red Cross and American flags over it. Thus it becomes the first Red Cross Hospital in Archangel, jointly staffed with Russian and American Red Cross nurses. Brief view of the Army band marching back after the ceremony. They are watched by Russians on the sidewalks. (Note: Captain Wynn and the American Red Cross went on to equip the hospital, and American Army Captain Hall and Lieutenant Kiley were placed in charge of it. British medical authorities had resisted having Americans start their own hospital in Archangel. So this American flag-raising event constituted an act of defiance.) (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
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