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.
- 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