Spartacist uprising - Wikipedia

Spartacist uprising - Wikipedia

German soldiers and civilians man a machine gun during the Spartacist Uprising, January 1919

Members of the Spartacus League, some in their old uniforms but many in civilian clothing, man an on the streets of Berlin during the German Revolution of One of the many socialist.

Members of the Freikorps during the Spartacist Uprising, 5 Jan 1919

Members of the Freikorps during the Spartacist Uprising, 5 Jan 1919

British Mk IV tank captured by the German army in WWI, being used by Freikorps units during the supression of the Spartacist Uprising (Spartakusaufstand); Berlin, January 1919.

British Steel – a british Mk IV tank captured by the german army in now used by Freikorps units during the supression of the Spartacist uprising in Berlin, January 1919

Revolutionaries battle in the streets during the German Spartacist Uprising of 1919.

Revolutionaries battle in the streets during the German Spartacist Uprising of

Rosa Luxembourg - leader of the Spartacist Uprising, later murdered and dumped in a ditch.

Rosa Luxembourg - leader of the Spartacist Uprising, later murdered and dumped in a ditch.

Rosa Luxemburg spent much of World War I in prison, meanwhile writing her 'Spartakusbriefe' and 'Die Russisce Revolution', where she welcomed the October Revolution as a precursor of world revolution.  In the wake of the Spartacist uprising in Berlin against the government, in which she proved a reluctant participant,   While being transported to prison she and Liebknecht were murdered on the night of 15/16 on January 1919 by German Freikorps soldiers.

Rosa Luxemburg 1886 was Luxembourg, active in the Polish Workers Party…

Freikorps patrol during the Spartacist Uprising

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