There is a rumour that Kerensky personally led the attack. Such a thing would be a wonder if true. However, rumours also have it that he was forced to go to the front as, were he to stay in Petrograd as should have been the case, his order to attack would not have been delivered.
The day became splendid. Our good regiment commander, Kobylinsky, asked me not to wave at the officers and not to greet the infantrymen. Before this, there have been times when they have not answered.gave Alexis a geography lesson. We cut up a huge fir tree not far from the railing behind the greenhouse. The guards wanted to help us with our work. During the evening I finished reading Le comte de Monte Christo.
Our troops have carried out a new, energetic and successful offensive. Kerensky is at the front and is trying to raise their spirits. This man loves his country and gives her all his strength, but he is very ill.
The situation was tragic and no matter the range of languages we speak, we all see the same way out; revolutionary dictatorship.
The foes of whisky won their fight in the Senate when Section 12 of the Food Administration bill was amended so as to prohibit further manufacture of distilled spirits during the war, while the President was directed to take over for the Government all stocks of distilled spirits, including rum, gin and brandy, in bond, but the owner of stocks must be paid. As finally passed, the section allows making of wine and beer.