Papers of a soldier in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
Finding aid prepared by: Len Coombs
Scope and Content:
The album contains ca. 350 photographs, including scenes of ports, camps in England and France, the countryside of Russia, Murmansk, men on patrol and in camp, battle casualties, battle damage and construction on the railroad, Russian people, village scenes, fortifications, allied soldiers, airplanes, repair of railroad cars, and the voyage home. These photographs are described in a printed list distributed by John E. Wilson.
[See North Russia pictures/taken by John E. Wilson for Wilson list]
Biographical / Historical:
Served with 167th Co. Transportation Corps, in the Murmansk area.
The collection was donated by James W. Daily, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1982 (Donor no.: 6800 ).
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