The Military Writings of
Leon Trotsky

Volume 2, 1919

How the Revolution Armed

The Fight for Petrograd

ORDER No.170

By the Chairman of the Revolutionary War Council of the Republic and People’s Commissar for Military and Naval Affairs to the Red Army and the Red Navy, November 4, 1919, No.170, Petrograd

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I have received from the Executive Committee of the Communist International five banners to be awarded to the most meritorious units of the Red Army. I have received three banners for the same purpose from the Petrograd Soviet of Workers’ and Red Army Men’s Deputies. In notifying the Red Army and the Red Navy of this, I can say with confidence that now, when we are victoriously beating the enemy on all fronts, there will be no shortage of units worthy of distinction.

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