Video footage of Nestor Makhno, 1919

Video footage of Nestor Makhno, 1919

Newsreel footage from 1919 of Nestor Makhno and his troops.

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Ed
Nov 10 2011 22:17

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Karetelnik
Nov 11 2011 01:14

This footage dates from the period February – April 1919 when the Makhnovist forces were part of the Red Army. It was part of a much longer Soviet newsreel. Lenin was quite taken with it and insisted on sending it to the Hungarian Soviet Republic (started March 21 1919). There was only one copy! Fortunately the Hungarians sent the newsreel back before their revolution collapsed and it was eventually retrieved from the Soviet archives.

Arbeiten
Nov 11 2011 01:17

This is very cool. Especially the brother with the anarky eye patch

Steven.
Nov 11 2011 15:14
Karetelnik wrote:
This footage dates from the period February – April 1919 when the Makhnovist forces were part of the Red Army. It was part of a much longer Soviet newsreel. Lenin was quite taken with it and insisted on sending it to the Hungarian Soviet Republic (started March 21 1919). There was only one copy! Fortunately the Hungarians sent the newsreel back before their revolution collapsed and it was eventually retrieved from the Soviet archives.

great info, thanks!