World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF RUSSIA: Archangel Again

A file of rust-pocked freighters dropped anchor last week in Archangel's harbor. These ships of the United Nations had come to Russia's great Arctic seaport on a mission far different from the one in which ships of the same nations had been engaged 24 years ago. In 1918 Allied ships had put ashore at Archangel expeditionary forces to fight Red revolutionaries; this time the nations of the West brought supplies to an embattled Red Army. The safe arrival of the convoy meant more, however, than a complete turn in the wheel of history. It meant a new supply route to...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!