The Polar Bear Expedition: The Heroes of America’s Forgotten Invasion of Russia, 1918-1919, Nelson, James Carl. Published by William Morrow, 2019. First Edition. 8vo up to 9½” tall., 309pp. with notes, bibliography, index, photos. Blue boards with silver spine titles, mapped endpapers. In mint condition. Unclipped dustjacket has very light top edge ruffling.
In the brutally cold winter of 1919, 5,000 Americans battled the Red Army 600 miles north of Moscow. The American Expeditionary Force, North Russia, nicknamed the Polar Bears, had been sent to fight the Soviet Red Army and aid anti-Bolshevik forces in hopes of reopening the Eastern Front against Germany. The Polar Bears continued to battle the Red Army even after the Great War officially ended in November 1918. More than two hundred perished before their withdrawal in July 1919.