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May 24, 1918 -- Murmansk, Russia


NH 43271:  USS Olympia (Cruiser #6), landing party ashore at Murmansk, Russia, July 1918.   NHHC Photograph Collection.
Caption: NH 43271: USS Olympia (Cruiser #6), landing party ashore at Murmansk, Russia, July 1918. NHHC Photograph Collection.

G7001.P1 1916.R8:  Map of Russia, 1916.   Geography and Maps Division, Library of Congress.
Caption: G7001.P1 1916.R8: Map of Russia, 1916. Geography and Maps Division, Library of Congress.

During World War I, in cooperation with the British, USS Olympia (Cruiser #6) anchored at Kola Inlet, Murmansk, Russia, to guard ammunition and protect refugees from the Russian Revolution.  Previously, the Allies sent ammunition for the Czar's (Nicholas II) by way of Archangel.  Overtime, a large quantity had accumulated and could be taken by the Bolshevists if not guarded.  

 


111-SC-34633:  U.S. Army Troops guard Bolshevik Prisoners of War at Archangel, October 16, 1918.   U.S. Army photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 111-SC-34633: U.S. Army Troops guard Bolshevik Prisoners of War at Archangel, October 16, 1918. U.S. Army photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

111-SC-34629:  Unloading grain from U.S. Cargo Ship Ascutney at Archangel, October 15, 1918.   U.S. Army Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 111-SC-34629: Unloading grain from U.S. Cargo Ship Ascutney at Archangel, October 15, 1918. U.S. Army Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Published: Thu Apr 23 13:11:12 EDT 2020