Time Volume 13

Time Volume 13

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...a conspiracy with the determined purpose of helping the open insurrection intended to overthrow the Autocracy. They had a central directing committee, having its seat at St. Petersburg, and composed of few members, oflicers of the garrison of the capital, and of the navy of Cronstradt. By the care of their emissaries they founded conspiratory groups among the oflicers of other towns. The trial of October 1884, the only one which the Government had the courage to hold (all the rest of the military being sentenced to various penalties without judgment), has shown that really the best and noblest of Russia's sons are uniting in the name of its freedom. And they are no longer young people; for among the first stand the name of such men as Lieutenant-Colonel Ashenbrenner, a warrior of forty years of age, and with twenty years' military service, the hero of the Central Asian War, who won a dozen military distinctions: crosses, medals, swords of honour, and promotions, with honourable mention, by his splendid courage in many battles, in storming fortresses and towns, and who in his mature age became one of the. most resolute champions of the Revolution, converting to it half a score of the oflicers of his regiment, founding military groups in other regiments, sending emissaries to far distant towns, and himself making propagandist journeys through Russia. There also is the brilliant artillery oflicer, Captain Pochitonov, hero of the Turkish war, who distinguished himself in many battles and difficult passages, sieges, and stormings, who returned home laden with honours and distinctions, finishing his career with distinguished success at the Artillery Academy, and entered the ranks of the conspirators, becoming most active in...show more

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  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 612g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236816897
  • 9781236816894