Daily LIFT #321
Red Army troops march through Red Square on the 24th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution, November 7, 1941 -- Daily LIFT #321
With the Nazis driving towards the very gates of Moscow during the darkest days of the war, the Soviets stunned the world by still holding their annual public celebrations of the revolution.
These troops, who came from all walks of life at this point of mass popular rallying across the USSR, marched through the square and right to the front.
Their sacrifices prevented the fall of the capital and allowed time for the Soviets to prepare the launch of a massive counter-offensive on December 5, 1941 that saved Moscow and ultimately, likely the USSR.