Fox News: the forgotten war of America with Russia

Fox News: забытая война Америки с Россией

In 1918, in the midst of world war I, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson (Woodrow Wilson) sent thousands of us military North Russia to fulfill obscure and, as it turned out, doomed mission that would have been almost forgotten by history if not for the loyal descendants fought and died there.In the documentary teleology “Fox nation” (Fox Nation — a separate subdivision of the channel “Fox news” — approx. edition of the new York times) “When America sent troops to Russia” (When America Invaded Russia), is based on the book “Expedition “polar bear”: heroes of the forgotten invasion of Russia” (The Polar Bear Expedition: The Heroes of America’s Forgotten Invasion of Russia) discusses in detail the deployment of 339 infantry regiment of the US army in the Russian city of Arkhangelsk on the White sea in the last months of the First world war.”Ask any common soldier in the army for you to fight? And he will say: “I fight for the guy who stands next to me.” It started with those guys,” said telescribe “Fox nation” author “of the Expedition “polar bear”,” James Carl Nelson (James Carl Nelson).”The expedition “polar bear” was the Rossi of the [First world] war, after the revolution in late 1917″ — further he said that gave Germany the opportunity to throw all the resources of the army on the Western front against the US and allies.”The Supreme military Council as a result of staying on the idea of sending troops to Russia, to the North of the country, and try to restore the Eastern front,” says Nelson.In August 1918, President Wilson reluctantly agreed to this plan, and in one of the harshest places on Earth was sent about five thousand people.”No one welcomed the plan when the soldiers said that they should go to the North of Russia, but it was their duty, they said, and they complied,” he told “Fox nation” Mike Grobbel (Mike Grobbel), President of the memorial Association “polar bear”.”They fought at 50 degrees below zero from November to April, just freezing. They lacked equipment. They did not have good weapons. Clothing was not contemporary with any comparison,” says Nelson.”Usually the snow comes to his knees and above. The British gave them overcoats that reached almost to his ankles. To go it was impossible,” adds Grabel.In the face of the Russian Bolsheviks, the U.S. military faced with a desperate and determined enemy, the reported episodes of brutal violence, including when in late 1918, an American soldier hacked to death with axes.The peace Treaty marked the end of the First world war, was signed in November 1918, but the immediate withdrawal of the 339 regiment followed, and the fighting continued.”19 Jan 1919 — continued Nelson — the platoon of 46 men attacked 1700 [the Bolsheviks], thus began a two-week fight for life in the retreat.”In the end the result of public pressure in the United States in the context of rising differences 339-the regiment was ordered to return home. According to Nelson, it was then that the legend of the expedition “polar bear”.”When they were about to leave in Arkhangelsk, someone came up with the idea… we need to invent some name, we need something like a logo, and people began to offer the image of a polar bear… it stood derelict land in the Arctic, where they lived, as the white bears”.The memory of the expedition “polar bear” remains to this day.”Memorial Association “polar bear”, it seems to me, mainly consists of descendants of people who fought there, concludes Nelson. — “White bear” has gathered funding and erected a monument in the form of a large marble polar bear at the cemetery, where there are about 45-46 graves of those soldiers, some of whom returned in 1929 or even later. But there are still 24 people missing.”

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