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A correspondent points out this fantastic blog about the American Expeditionary Force Siberia. AEF Siberia was part of the effort by Britain, France, the United States, and Japan to strangle the Bolshevik Revolution in its cradle. About 8000 American troops occupied bits of Siberia between September 1918 and April 1920. The great grandfather of the author of the blog left a diary, which provides the basis for the posting. One entry:

We heard through some Russian people that they were going to kill some more people the next day, so a few of us walked to their killing ground on morning, we had to walk about three miles to get the place and it was an awful sight. All over were people laying around. Some had their arms cut off, others without heads. We came to a ditch where they had them buried and half of them had their arms out of the ground, a lot of them were dug out but dogs and the crows did the rest of them. The way they kill the people is they march them out to the place and they give them a chance to get away but the Cossacks are mounted and they have not the slightest chance to get away. As soon as they let them go they are after them with their sabers. This is the way a poor person has a chance in Russia. And they wonder why they are Bolsheviks.

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