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Landing in Murmansk

Unit/ Formation: Royal Marines


Location: Murmansk


Period/ Conflict: Russian Intervention


Year: 1918


Date/s: 6th March 1918


British involvement in Russia started before the end of the First World War.


In order to prevent war materials and supplies sent to Russia from falling into German hands, or being carried off without payment, a party of Royal Marines landed at Murmansk on 6 March 1918.


The British force in Murmansk steadily expanded over the next few months. For similar reasons an Anglo-Japanese force landed at Vladivostok on 9 April 1918.


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