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With General Ironside's Forces in North Russia 1

The Film


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Running Time
11 min

British and other national forces in the North Russian Intervention Force in and near Archangel, and normal peasant life in the area, December 1918 to September 1919. The icebreaker SS Canada brings the cameraman and his colleagues into Archangel harbour in the middle of winter. The locals, in full furs, use sledges for transportation, some of them drawn by reindeer. The statue of Peter the Great still stands, as does his house in Archangel. The city is then shown in summertime including the cathedral and the docks. A French Montcalm Glass cruiser is at anchor. A street market sells local goods.


Men Lived in Mud and Were Often Cold and Wet