The Southern Front

The Fight Against Wrangel

Comrade Railwaymen!

Transcribed and HTML markup for the Trotsky Internet Archive by David Walters

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The complete failure of Wrangel’s expedition was to a large extent facilitated by the work of the railways. The necessary forces from the Caucasian front were concentrated with extraordinary speed. The first echelons covered about 350 versts in 24 hours, and the last of them even so much as 700 versts. The more quickly we transfer our Red units, the more certainly shall we ensure victory.

Comrade railwaymen, remember that victory begins in the factory and the railway workshop, makes its way along the rails, and culminates in a bayonet-thrust.

August 30 (1920)

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Last updated on: 26.12.2006