America Faced Russia’s Red Army In Battle Only Once. Here’s What Happened When The Forces Clashed

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In 1917 the U.S. entered the First World War on the side of the French, the British and others against the Germans. Another major power fighting the Germans had been the Russians. But then came the Russian Revolution of October 1917, and Russia effectively dropped out of the war. So how was it that American troops were sent to Siberia to fight the Russians in 1918?