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Red Guard

A Bulgarian postcard of Red Army soldiers at rest, with rifles stacked, and reading newspapers or leaflets.
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Чървено-армейци на цочивка
Серия В., 3/13
Red Army at rest
Series B., 3/13

A Bulgarian postcard of Red Army soldiers at rest, with rifles stacked, and reading newspapers or leaflets.

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Чървено-армейци на цочивка

Серия В., 3/13



Red Army at rest

Series B., 3/13

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Red Guard - The Bolshevik forces.

The Red Guard was organized in the larger factories. By late October 1917, they had battalions of 500 to 600 men in the larger ones. On November 5, 1917, after Trotsky won over the garrison of the Fortress of St. Peter and St. Paul in Petersburg, and its arsenal, they were armed with an additional 10,000 small arms.