U.S. Army Campaigns of World War I
CMH Pub 77-10, Paper
2019; 84 pages, illustrations, maps, further readings
GPO S/N: 008-029-00652-9
The Russian Expeditions: 1917-1920 is the latest pamphlet in CMH's series, "The U.S. Army Campaigns of World War I." It relays the story of the Army's little-known expeditions in Russia at the end of the First World War. In early 1917, the Allied coalition in the First World War was in crisis as German pressure pushed the Russian Empire to the brink of collapse. Desperate to maintain the Eastern Front against the Central Powers, the Allies intervened. However, with their resources committed elsewhere, they needed a source of military forces for deployment to Russia. President Woodrow Wilson agreed to supply American troops for two expeditions: the American North Russia Expeditionary Forces and the American Expeditionary Forces-Siberia. Unfortunately, there was no specific or long-term objective in Russia. Without a clear mission or tangible achievements, the expeditions eventually faded into the background.
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