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Diary July 5, 1918


Lenin at a speech
Lenin at a speech in 1918.
World War One Diary for Friday, July 5, 1918:

Eastern Front

USSR: Lenin’s speech to 5th Congress of Soviets interrupted by Left Socialist Revolutionary (Russian peasant party, expelled July 9).

Middle East

Azerbaijan: Bicherakov’s 1,200 Cossacks, 6 guns and 4 Duncars land at Alyat (sailed from Enzeli on July 3), 40 miles south of Baku, arrive at Kurdamir (July 8, Duncars in action July 9-19).

Home Fronts

Austria: Over 250,000 military deserters, many in armed bands with MGs and even artillery.

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