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World War I and after--Canadian Army in Northern Russia (Archangel) and Siberia

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With Remembrance Day in mind worth recalling:

1) Canadians in Other Campaigns

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When the Canadian Corps was celebrating the armistice in Mons, other Canadian soldiers were engaged in battle with the Communist forces on the Dvina River, south of Archangel, in northern Russia. More than five hundred Canadians were sent to occupy the ports of Murmansk and Archangel to prevent the Germans from seizing them and to open a new front.

Another, much larger, Canadian contingent was sent to Siberia on Russia's eastern flank. In all about 4,000 men embarked for Vladivostok in October 1918. The need for a new front disappeared with the Armistice and the force was withdrawn in April 1919.

Forty Canadians also served in a third Russian theatre. In the summer of 1918 they joined a British Mission known as "Dunsterforce" which occupied the Caspian port of Baku to protect the oil fields from the Turkish enemy...
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/first-world-war/canada/canada18

Great fun book:

ADVENTURES OF DUNSTERFORCE

Personal memoir of the top secret British expedition to the Caucusus in 1917 to frustrate the export of the Bolshevik revoltuon, and protect Britain’s interests in the area. Written by the expedition commander, Gen. Dunsterville – the model for Stalky in Kipling’s school tales ‘Stalky & Co.’ [Dunsterville bought his own machine gun privately in London before heading out!]
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https://www.naval-military-press.com/product/adventures-of-dunsterforce/

More:

Dunsterforce in the Caucasus
https://www.nam.ac.uk/explore/dunsterforce-caucasus

Back to Canadians:

2) Lest we forget: Canada’s war continued after Nov. 11, 1918 … in Russia

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This photo shows members of 67th Battery in Russia. The 67th Battery fought in the Battle of Tulgas, Russia, on Nov. 11, 1918...
https://ipolitics.ca/article/lest-we-forget-canadas-war-continued-after-nov-11-1918-in-russia/

3) Forgotten Battlefields – Canadians in Siberia 1918-1919

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Canadian Outside the Depot – Siberia, Russia, painting by Colonel Louis Keene
http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vo8/no3/moffat-eng.asp

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