Tuesday, February 6, 2007

The Polar Bear Expedition

Ah, the wonders of winter. We have hit five below zero here today. That is without the wind chill. I will feel very grateful when the warm weather returns.
Today was a museum day for me. We had a very interesting young person in who was working on a presentation on the Polar Bear Expedition to Russia during the revolution. We had quite a bit to give her.
The Polar Bear expidition took place at the end of WWI. You may remember that the Russian Revolution took place at that time. The US was on the side of the white forces and the reds won. In the end everyone did well but it took 70 years to find that out.
The Military Museum in Frankenmuth is probably the best source of information on the many Michigan men who served in Russia at that time.

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