The Russian Army 1914-18

The Russian Army 1914-18


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841763033
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 11/25/2001
Series: Men-at-Arms Series , #364
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.27(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

NIK CORNISH was born in Cardiff in 1954, and currently lives and works in exile in the south of England. Formerly a teacher, he founded STAVKA Military Research, specialising in eastern European conflicts, at the end of the last century. This is his first book for the Osprey Military series.

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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