Module 03: 1917 — Did the War Cause a Revolution?

Evidence 26: Photograph of Soldiers Learning of the Tsar's Abdication

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In the photograph below, soldiers at the front hear about the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II. Many soldiers took the fall of the autocracy as a signal for the end of the war and the beginning of land reform. The size of the crowd illustrates how soldiers were becoming an important part of the revolutionary process.


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Charles W. Eliot, Harper's Pictorial Library of the World War (New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1920), 157.

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