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Re: Americans Fought Bolsheviks in Russia
« Reply #45 on: August 29, 2006, 12:22:28 AM »
Oh ABGBear what an incredible thread.  I think I mentioned on another thread Captain Marion Aten, D.F.C. and Arthur Orromont's book, "Last Train Over Rostov Bridge."  Captain Aten was an American who had flown for the R.A.F during the Great War and was recruited at the bar of the swank Automobile Club in London on Armistice Day to join the Intervention.  I will have to re-read the book to find out whether he seved with the British or American troops. 

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Re: Americans Fought Bolsheviks in Russia
« Reply #46 on: November 25, 2006, 06:58:04 PM »
I am at a loss to remember where I read it, but some high-ranking American officer supposedly said something to the effect of "This country would swallow us!" when the question of greater American intervention in Russia was being discussed.  I want to say that it was Pershing himself who said it, but that's unlikely as I don't THINK he ever got to Russia, though I suppose it's possible he said it after hearing reports on conditions there.

Whoever said it was of course very correct-- just ask Napoleon.

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Re: Americans Fought Bolsheviks in Russia
« Reply #47 on: September 14, 2007, 01:19:46 PM »
There must be more information about the Americans fighting the Bolsheviks which hasn't been mentioned here on this thread.

If you know of anything,  please add it here or let me know and I'll do my best to post it.

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Re: Americans Fought Bolsheviks in Russia
« Reply #48 on: September 14, 2007, 03:14:01 PM »
U.S. troops marching along Vladivostok's main street in 1919 (vintage Japanese postcard with a rare Far-East Republic stamp):

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Re: Americans Fought Bolsheviks in Russia
« Reply #49 on: September 14, 2007, 03:23:27 PM »
American graves at Vladivostok cemetery, 1920:

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Re: Americans Fought Bolsheviks in Russia
« Reply #50 on: September 14, 2007, 08:47:59 PM »
U.S. troops marching along Vladivostok's main street in 1919 (vintage Japanese postcard with a rare Far-East Republic stamp):


Sorry to tell you but the stamp is not rare, just slightly unusual historic background attached to it. I have mutiple copies in various denominations and varieties.

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Re: Americans Fought Bolsheviks in Russia
« Reply #51 on: September 15, 2007, 03:09:18 AM »
Sorry to tell you but the stamp is not rare, just slightly unusual historic background attached to it.
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Thanks for the correction. I'm in no way disappointed: neither the stamp nor the card is mine.

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Re: Americans Fought Bolsheviks in Russia
« Reply #52 on: September 16, 2007, 12:31:11 AM »
Many non-Russians fought the Bolsheviks during the civil war in Russia. None of them had what was necessary to defeat those in power and they eventually one by one gave up a lost cause.

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Re: Americans Fought Bolsheviks in Russia
« Reply #53 on: October 24, 2007, 05:46:07 PM »
Just like Dmitri said, in the end all those who tried to help eventually returned to their own countries with little accomplishment. Canadians fought in Russia during the Civil War too, as we can see it didn't lead anywhere either...
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Re: Americans Fought Bolsheviks in Russia
« Reply #54 on: November 02, 2008, 02:57:33 AM »
has anyone read The Siberian Fiasco by Clarence A. Manning ?
i'm wondering if its worth the purchase price.

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Re: Americans Fought Bolsheviks in Russia
« Reply #55 on: November 12, 2008, 06:01:36 AM »
There's a blog where a man posts the diary of his great grandfather who was in the American expeditionary forces in Russia: In Siberia. I enjoy it.

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Re: Americans Fought Bolsheviks in Russia
« Reply #56 on: November 14, 2008, 05:52:37 PM »
 Australians also fought during the civil war campaign in 1919

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Re: Americans Fought Bolsheviks in Russia
« Reply #57 on: March 15, 2009, 05:10:43 PM »
Yes I heard about the Australians in the Russian Civil war and thought what a strange expeirence that would be for them. I think it was a tank regiment but im not sure

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Re: Americans Fought Bolsheviks in Russia
« Reply #58 on: December 15, 2009, 08:04:08 AM »
American??? only pro-forma or for their interests.

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Re: Americans Fought Bolsheviks in Russia
« Reply #59 on: December 27, 2009, 01:52:09 PM »
American??? only pro-forma or for their interests.

Would you like to explain more fully as to what it is you're trying to imply/clearify/identify/add???

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