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  • Under these influences the monarchy of Frederick the Great ceased to exist; the authority of the "yunker" class which supported it and had rashly brought on the war with France was temporarily eclipsed by a wholesome expression of national vigor, and the enlightened liberalism of Prussia became the stimulus for a similar movement in all Germany.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte Vol. III. (of IV.)

  • He maintained that the intelligent people ought to change everything, and was at last even brought to the point of forgetting his position as a kammer-yunker, and his career as an official, and calling Lavretsky an antiquated conservative, even hinting — very remotely it is true — at his dubious position in society.

    A House of Gentlefolk

  • He was only twenty-eight, and he was already a kammer-yunker, and had a very good position.

    A House of Gentlefolk

  • At seven in the morning the Vladimir yunker school was visited by a patrol of soldiers, sailors and Red Guards, who gave the yunkers twenty minutes to lay down their arms.

    Chapter 8. Counter-Revolution

  • Smolny was cut off, but the Duma and the Committee for Salvation were in constant communication with all the yunker schools and with Kerensky at Tsarskoye.

    Chapter 8. Counter-Revolution

  • A yunker who had been in the Winter Palace told a highly-coloured tale of the heroism of himself and his comrades, and disgraceful conduct of the Red Guards—all of which was devoutly believed.

    Chapter 6. The Committee for Salvation

  • ’” A yunker from Peterhof said that he and two others had refused to march against the Soviets; and when his comrades had returned from the defence of the Winter Palace they appointed him their Commissar, to go to Smolny and offer their services to the real Revolution….

    Chapter 8. Counter-Revolution

  • Now they were awed by the crushing of the yunker rebellion…

    Chapter 8. Counter-Revolution

  • After circulating about the city, the car went by devious ways to the Mikhailovsky yunker school, headquarters of the counter-revolution.

    Chapter 8. Counter-Revolution

  • Later the newspapers told of another French officer, captured in a yunker armoured car and sent to Peter-Paul.

    Chapter 8. Counter-Revolution


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