5 The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919

Posted on November 20, 2011 by

On November, 12th, in Gatchina, they held a reconstruction of the battles which took place near Petrograd during the fall of 1919. This is a photographic coverage of the event:

‘Power is parasites and lice on the tortured body of the people’.


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5 Responses to “The Battle For The Red Petrograd, 1919”

  1. geoff says:

    Do they buy that armored vehicle or build it or do they restore an old one.

    Either way they look like they have gone to a lot of trouble to make the reenactment look real.

    • ayaa says:

      Just outside of my hometown, there is an old Tsarist era mansion, that had survived Stalinism. It doubles as a makeshift museum with most displays concerning WWI and the Civil war. The pride of the museum were 12 PM M1910’s (Pulemyot maxima). A few years ago the town hosted a major Civil war re-enactment and these guns were brought out and used.

      So I think that, here, many of those weapons are probably originals, preserved and restored.

      • Matlok says:

        Just looking at some of the details of the armored car,I’m going to say original too! Like the spoked wheels with the hard rubber tires, the rivets on the armor, the interior of the drivers station, I’m not saying that they can’t be duplicated today, but it would cost a lot of money for the trouble.

        • ayaa says:

          Not necessarily costly. My late grandfather devoted his late years to working on old rifles and pistols. His masterpiece was an old Napoleonic era long rifle (almost 200 years old). It was in pieces, but after several long months it was as good as new. He only used basic DIY tools, because it was the 90’s and we couldn’t afford anything expensive.

  2. Bogdanov says:

    Smash the Monarchists!

  3. geoff says:

    Thank you for the reply ayaa.

  4. (r)evolutionist says:

    “Power is parasites and lice on the tortured body of the people.” – Truer words were never spoken.

  5. tommo says:

    so looks like the vicious white dogs won the round? Appears they captured the red tank and used it against the bolshie filth.

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