PBC0270: resolve to fight
PBC 270 expresses firm determination on the part of nationalists to resist the Bolshevik claim to power. This PBC focuses mainly on Moscow, the “heart” of the “homeland” (W94). Instances written before the tide turned in late 1919 show a number of different emotional registers—from praying to the Whites to protect “Home” (W476), to taunting the Bolsheviks as “imposters” (W470), to fury at the “yoke of the red executioners” (W94), to a more general oath to preserve “what has been bequeathed to Rus’” (W517). After 1919 the determination to resist is still there, though much more muted (W508).
“ I crumple the map in my hands… ”