FW206 Standing at Attention
This soldier of the 1st Lifeguard Regiment is standing with rifle at the side.
In late July 1914 when the Imperial Russian Army mobilized it was the largest in the world…over 5,000,000 men!
Although massive it lacked many of the most modern and up-to-date military equipment and artillery…particularly transport. It did however possess an amazing capacity for hardiness, bravery and loyalty to both the Czar personally and ?Mother Russia? itself.