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Title: Print No. 152813, January 7, 1919 (Outguard No.1, Outpost No. 1. This, the most advanced outpost of the Vaga River Column is also the most advanced of the American forces in Russia and the most distant post from the base at Archangel. In the distance can be seen the village of Pagosta which is held by the Bolsheviki. The church seen in the picture is used by the enemy as an observation post. Almost daily, machine gun fire is directed at the American outposts from that point. The man on outpost duty is Pvt. Alfred Schuck, Co. A, 339th Inf. 85th Div. Note: Two weeks from the time when this picture and other photographs of the Ust Padenga Front were taken, the Bolsheviki attacked in superior numbers and forced the Americans to abandon this point. Shenkurst, the base, 28 versts to the rear was also abandoned. The Bolsheviki continue to attack. Village Nijni-Gora at the Ust Padenga front, Vaga River Column, Russia.) from the United States Army Signal Corps photograph collection, 1918-1919 [Folder 5, Item 16]
Author: United States. Army. Signal Corps
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