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Russian Sideshow: America's Undeclared War, 1918-1920

Russian Sideshow America s Undeclared War In July as the carnage of World War I continued President Woodrow Wilson deployed U S troops to join other Allied forces in civil war ravaged Russia Ostensibly a mission to guard tsarist milita

  • Title: Russian Sideshow: America's Undeclared War, 1918-1920
  • Author: Robert L. Willett Jr.
  • ISBN: 9781574887068
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Paperback
  • In July 1918, as the carnage of World War I continued, President Woodrow Wilson deployed U.S troops to join other Allied forces in civil war ravaged Russia Ostensibly a mission to guard tsarist military supplies and the Trans Siberian Railroad, the true purpose of the Allied intervention was to help topple the nascent Bolshevik government Dispatched to some of the mostIn July 1918, as the carnage of World War I continued, President Woodrow Wilson deployed U.S troops to join other Allied forces in civil war ravaged Russia Ostensibly a mission to guard tsarist military supplies and the Trans Siberian Railroad, the true purpose of the Allied intervention was to help topple the nascent Bolshevik government Dispatched to some of the most remote regions of the Russian wilderness from the frigid port city of Archangel to Lake Baikal to Vladivostok the U.S troops encountered fierce resistance from Red army units, partisans, and peasants Using previously classified official records and the letters and diaries of Americans who served there, Robert L Willett describes the suffering of the hundreds of American soldiers who fought and died in subzero conditions, both in combat and from disease Expertly researched and provocatively written, this book is the first to describe in detail the experiences of the American doughboys who fought in this little known campaign a tragically misguided military action that established a legacy of distrust that defined U.S Soviet relations for the next seven decades.

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    1 thought on “Russian Sideshow: America's Undeclared War, 1918-1920

    1. Robert L. Willett's Russian Sideshow offers a fair, succinct chronicle of America's role in the Allied intervention. Little of his information is new for anyone who's read, say, E.M. Halliday's The Ignorant Armies, but given the paucity of recent sources it's worthwhile. Willett mixes secondhand accounts, memoirs and oral histories for a fascinating portrait of Allied blundering in Arkangelsk and Siberia, the muddled motivations for intervention (Wilson's aide-memoire is a masterpiece in incoher [...]

    2. A very book covering the military aspects of the American intervention in the Russian Civil War. The first half of the book covers the North Russia Expedition and the second half covers the Siberian Expedition. They author draws his information on many US sources and the book is well footnoted.

    3. The book is essentially divided into the two separate intervention campaigns in North Russia and Siberia, and this works fairly effectively. Willett mixes in a surprising amount of anecdotes with descriptions of American and Allied operations. While some stories and incidents do seem somewhat incomplete and there is some debate (as he mentions) about some facts and recollections, this work is remarkable considering the lack of coverage these campaigns have received over the years and the compara [...]

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