It was a rainy day and slightly cold. During the morning I didn't go outside. At 3 o'clock I went for a walk with the children around the park accompanied by an infantry man of the Third Regiment, Some of them, along with our people, cut the grass by the walk. At 6:30 we went to vespers. During the evening I read aloud.
The Bolshevik faction intends to propose the following practical measures, which the Bolshevik faction requests the workers and soldiers to discuss and support provisionally. No attempt is to be made, either openly or in covertly - to disband the regiments currently guarding Petrograd. See more
At the Officer’s shop I saw the following notice: ‘No butter, no cheese’. This morning my family could not fry the veal we had for want of fat.
After all our bad luck, ever more soldiers have begun draining away from us. By nightfall, the number of deserters had become truly enormous. Our soldiers are exhausted and shaken—they are unaccustomed to battle and to the thundering of guns after so many months of calm, idleness, fraternization, and meetings. See more
All news from the front lines speaks of our continuing offensive, but at the rear, one hears only of these frenzied outbreaks among the Bolsheviks. In Petrograd, an artillery unit insisted that they would not join the active army. If, say, we are compelled to do the same under threat of repression or liquidation, then we will not back down even in the face of arrest by the Soviet of Workers and the Provisional Government.
The submarine has not been controlled.
… Ships are being sunk faster than they can be built.
… The United States is not safe for your children if Germany wins the war .
… Go home determined to sacrifice and serve - not satisfied to give your bit but give your all. See more