|"Bruin and the Brink" by David Low for Sydney Bulletin, October, 1917|
|"Stop Him!" by William Donahey for Cleveland Plain Dealer, September, 1917|
To put down the strikes, Army Commander-in-Chief Lavr Kornilov marched his troops toward Petrograd. At first, he had the acquiescence of Provisional Minister-President Alexander Kerensky; but fearing a military coup, Kerensky rescinded Kornilov's orders and armed the Petrograd Soviet to stand against the army.
|"Divided Against Itself" by Frank Holland for Reynold's Newspaper, London, October, 1917|
|"A Gentle Reminder" by Frank Holland for John Bull, London, October, 1917|
|"No Rest" by Wilmot Lunt in The Bystander, London, September, 1917|
|"Under the Test" by Lucius Curtis "Lute" Pease in Newark Evening News, October, 1917|
As worrisome to the Entente were workers' strikes in Italy and the possibility of Russia's troubles being replicated on the peninsula. A march by 40,000 Turin workers against the war in August expanded to general strikes, barricades in the streets, and attacks on factories and churches. The Army was sent in to crush the revolt on August 24, resulting in 50 deaths and 800 arrests. This pretty much put an end to revolutionary fervor in Italy's industrial north, but remained useful for German propaganda.
|"Uncle Reuters's Collected Fairy Tales" by Thomas Theodor Heine in Simplicissimus, Munich, October 9, 1917|
|"Mendicity in Europe" by S. Lleno for Blanco y Negro, Madrid, October, 1917|