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I've killed many Germans, but never women or children. Original French watercolor by John on blank field postcard. In the background are indolent Russian soldiers and Vladimir Lenin, in the foreground stands what may be a Romanian soldier who is telling the Russians, 'You call me savage. I killed a lot of Boches (Germans), but never women or children!'
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T'appelles moi sauvage !. Moi, tuer Boches beaucoup, mais jamais li femmes et li s'enfants !
You call me wild. I killed a lot of Boches [Germans], but never women or children!

I've killed many Germans, but never women or children. Original French watercolor by John on blank field postcard. In the background are indolent Russian soldiers and Vladimir Lenin, in the foreground stands what may be a Romanian soldier who is telling the Russians, 'You call me savage. I killed a lot of Boches [Germans], but never women or children!'

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T'appelles moi sauvage !. Moi, tuer Boches beaucoup, mais jamais li femmes et li s'enfants !



You call me wild. I killed a lot of Boches [Germans], but never women or children!

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Saturday, June 23, 1917

"Already in June the factories and the regiments were quietly returning more and more Bolsheviks as their delegates to the various socialist conferences. By the middle of the month Lenin felt strong enough to show his hand in the First All-Russian Congress of Soviets. Tseretelli, the leading Menshevik and the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs, made a speech in which he rejected the idea that the Soviets should seize power from the government. 'There is,' he said, 'no political party in Russia which at the present time would say "Give us power."'

Lenin interjected, 'There is.'"

Quotation Context

The All-Russian Congress of Soviet and Front Line Organizations began on June 16, 1917 and ran for three weeks. Since the first day of the Russian Revolution, the government had been divided between two centers of power, the Duma and the Soviets, councils elected in factories, the army, and from cities and towns across the country. Vladimir Lenin was leader of the Bolsheviks. The Mensheviks were a competing socialist party.

Source

The Russian Revolution by Alan Moorehead, page 194, copyright © 1958 by Time, Inc., publisher: Carroll and Graf, publication date: 1989

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1917-06-23, 1917, June, Soviet, All-Russian Congress of Soviets, Vladimir Lenin, Lenin, All-Russian Congress of Soviet and Front Line Organizations, All-Russian Congress of Soviet, Soviets