Within months, tens of thousands of soldiers from Britain, the United States, France, Canada, Australia and OTHER COUNTRIES were ordered to Russia in what became known as the Allied Intervention. Some went to the south and far east of Russia and 14,000 troops under British command were sent to Arkhangelsk, near the Arctic Circle. The men were told their mission was to protect military stores and stop Germany from establishing a submarine base. But the foreign troops also took the side of the Whites in Russia's nascent Civil War. Some European politicians, such as Winston Churchill, worried about Communism spreading across Europe. Soon after the Allies docked in Arkhangelsk on 2 August 1918, they began locking people up. "They didn't know who to trust or the difference between the Reds and Whites - so they decided to incarcerate anyone who seemed suspect," says Liudmila Novikova, a Moscow-based historian who has become an expert on the post-revolutionary period in the Russian north.Those OTHER COUNTRIES included Axis troops from Czechoslovakia. In a later branch of the intervention, we were working WITH Kraut troops. We weren't really interested in defeating Germany. We were ALWAYS interested in conquering Russia.
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