The Russian Army 1914–18 cover
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Often overshadowed by the drama of its catastrophic collapse in the November 1917 Revolution, the Imperial Russian Army's record in 1914-16 included some notable victories. Its human qualities of patriotism and endurance were remarkable, and in 1916 the 'Brusilov Offensive' on the South-Western Front outdistanced anything that was being achieved in France. The variety and romance of its uniforms - infantry and cavalry, Guards and Line, Cossacks, armour and Air Service crewmen, even a priest - are splendidly captured here by Russia's leading military artist; and Nik Cornish's expert text is supported by tables of insignia and many rare photographs.

Table of Contents

Introduction: the Russian Army and society · The 'Great Programme': military and industrial reforms in 1914 · The strategic situation · Organisation of the armed forces · Chronology of campaigns · Uniforms: Parade & service dress, Guards, line, Cossacks, specialist troops and services · Non-Russian formations · Russian elite units · Weapons · Tactics · Colour plates commentary

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Published Nov 25 2001
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841763033
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 38 b/w; 0 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 364
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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