National Geographic : 1917 Jul
Photograph by Elisabeth Randolph Shirley A CHURCH AT TIFLIS, CAUCASUS battle for liberty. But I believe that the army will perform still greater deeds; they will show how to understand liberty, cherish her, and die for her. "Let the freest army and fleet in the world prove that in liberty there is strength and not weakness; let them forge a new and iron discipline of duty, and let them raise the battle strength of the land; let them add to the will of the people that grandeur of might which will hasten the hour of the realization of the people's hopes. "Forward to liberty, land, and free dom! "He who will look about, pause, and go back will lose all. "Do not forget, you warriors of the revolution, should you fail in your efforts to defend the honor and greatness of your country, your names will be con demned. "Difficult is the task before you, but you will fulfill it conscious of the pride that you are carrying out the will of the revolution. Your names, your pains, will be sanctified by free Russia. Your chil dren will remember with pride and rev erence the army of the revolution. By the will of the people you must clear your country of devastators and ravag ers. I call upon you to perform this deed. Is it possible that you, too, will not heed me? Comrades, with you lies the mind and the heart of revolutionary Russia. Let the thought of this inspire your hearts with new decision. "Brothers, I greet you in the name of the Russian revolution; I bow before you in the name of the great Russian people! "To read the order to all companies, squads, batteries, and to all the crews on all men-of-war. "A. KERENSKY, "Minister of War and Navy."