U.S. Army Campaigns of World War I, The Russian Expeditions 1917-1920

U.S. Army Campaigns of World War I, The Russian Expeditions 1917-1920
U.S. Army Campaigns of World War I, The Russian Expeditions 1917-1920
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As an American history buff, have you ever wondered if you could successfully compete in the “Jeopardy” TV program?  If you selected a category for World War I, this resource would help you field some of the historical events in relation to the American Expeditionary forces roles during this war. This well documented resource about a little known but important moment in U.S. military history just might give you an edge should the topic appear as one of the questions.

Are you a professional military expert, veteran, political science historian, or have family members that were engaged in American Expeditionary forces during World War I and across Russia? If so, you may find this book intriguing because it tells the story of America’s military interventions in Russia.  It features an historical narrative that will take you through the collapse of the Tsarist Regime, and takes you through the challenging environments experienced throughout Russia . . . to the reorganization of Allied Forces. You will learn about historic terms used during the period of 1914-20, including references to Bolshevik also known as “Red Russians” that seized power in Russia to form a division in controls with their counterparts of  White Russians” that sought democracy and encompassed nationalist independence movements. Allied military forces represented a vast presence through world nations, such as Britain, America, France, Germany, Japan, Czech Legions, and more.

Russian Expeditions, 1917-1920 is a powerful historical reference within the Center of Military History’s series: The U.S. Army Campaigns of World War I.  This concise narrative, 80 pages in all, packs a lot information within the pages. It describes the fall of Russian Aristocracy to the formation of the Union of Soviet Republics in 1922.  You will find many aspects of the Allied intervention covered within these pages to include:

  • American Expeditionary Forces  - Siberia that provides an overview of the region, along with some geographical points to explain the allied intervention within the Czech Region
  • Battle of Kraevski and the Usuri and Amuri Campaigns reveals Allies’ operational plans with the integration between the American Expeditionary Force and Japanese Infantry support
  • American Decision to Withdraw included changes in American policy, especially peacekeeping policies within the State Department that took a greater role in the operational decisions after President Wilson suffered a severe stroke.
  • Allied intervention and America’s Expeditionary Forces (AEF) played key roles during these Russian expeditions for governmental power that have had a long-lasting impact within U.S. - Russian relations from World War I forward.

Authors Col. (USA, retired) John M. House and Daniel Curzon paint a colorful portrait of a little known, but historic engagement of American forces that participated in the Allied intervention and military support to guard the Trans-Siberian Railway. These efforts were negotiated between Allied forces as an effort to thwart the growing influence and acquired territory of the Red Russians (Bolsheviks) power throughout Russia and the Czech region.

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Military history buffs, professors, instructors and students of Russian Studies, American History, and military history commemorating World War could find this resource engaging and informative. Also family members of former military personnel who served in WWI might appreciate this chronicle of America’s military role across Russia. 

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  • House, John M.
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  • CMH Pub 77-10
  • U.S. Army Campaigns of World War I Commemorative Series
  • Army History
  • Military History
  • World War I
  • Russia
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