Mike Thurman is one of my Facebook friends. (and if you’re on FB, send me a request). He was reading Hard Magic and got to the mention of AEF Siberia – The Polar Bears, and it turns out that he works right next to a historical display about that relatively unknown military expedition. So Mike has been kind enough to scan the pictures in and has been posting them to the Monster Hunter Nation group on FB. (yeah, and you can ask to join that too if you want)
Look at the guy on the right. Look at the cover of Hard Magic. Holy crap, it’s Sullivan!
GIs and Cossacks.
The Japanese in Vladivostok.
This was a fascinating chunk of history, and that’s why I stuck it in the book. (though my alternate-history version went down a lot different) This is the first time I’ve actually seen pictures of the real thing. Thanks, Mike.