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

Evidence 34: Photograph of "July Days"

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In this famous scene from the "July Days" uprising in Petrograd, demonstrators and passers-by take cover from shots fired by forces loyal to the Provisional Government. Although this first rebellion was put down, it highlighted the unpopularity and instability of the Provisional Government. It also resulted in the arrest of many Bolsheviks and forced Lenin into hiding.


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Willis J. Abbot, Pictorial History of the World War (New York: Leslie-Judge Co., 1919), 236.

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