The Russian Army 1914-18

The Russian Army 1914-18

by Nik Cornish, Andrei Karachtchouk
     
 


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…  See more details below

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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.

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From the Publisher
"... a wealth of information essential to anyone interested in the RCW from Murmansk to the Ukraine and Crimea to Siberia and the Far East... What is most striking about [this book] is the evolution of the skill of the artist Andrei Karachtchouk... In The Russian Army, he has really outdone himself... an essential part of anyone's Russian Civil War library." -HMG Reviewing Stand

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841763033
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Series:
Men-at-Arms Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
997,260
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.15(d)

Meet 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.

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