POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 23

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X [in red ink] A short discription of the Russian Uniform [insert] etc [/insert] may not be out of place [in red ink]

   [in red ink] here :- [/in red ink]

The Russian use a kind of kharki of a pinky shade. They wear

their badges of rank on their shoulder straps. These are some

-what complicated, roughly the more stars, the more junior.

They generally wear their great coats without putting their arms

in the sleeves. Their field service cap is much like ours

being however much higher from peak to crown & has a 

common badge. They also wear sheepskin caps in the

winter. They wear a loose short tunic with a little

belt round their waiste. Their boots are made of excellent

leather & are of the riding variety, even in the

infantry. Their mounted  branches love to wear their

spurs. They are eternally shaking hands, & on

certain occasions kiss one another.

If one is at all friendly with them, it ^[insert] is [/insert] thus as well not

to be found on their feasts days. Of these they have

many. The Czar would appear to have two birthdays.

They keep their Christmas day and ours which never

co-incide. For some reason their Easter is the same

as ours, or chanced to be in 1916. before that date

feasts were streng verboden.




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X [in red ink] A short discription of the Russian Uniform [insert] etc [/insert] may not be out of place [in red ink]

   [in red ink] here :- [/in red ink]

The Russian use a kind of kharki of a pinky shade. They wear

their badges of rank on their shoulder straps. These are some

-what complicated, roughly the more stars, the more junior.

They generally wear their great coats without putting their arms

in the sleeves. Their field service cap is much like ours

being however much higher from peak to crown & has a 

common badge. They also wear sheepskin caps in the

winter. They wear a loose short tunic with a little

belt round their waiste. Their boots are made of excellent

leather & are of the riding variety, even in the

infantry. Their mounted  branches love to wear their

spurs. They are eternally shaking hands, & on

certain occasions kiss one another.

If one is at all friendly with them, it ^[insert] is [/insert] thus as well not

to be found on their feasts days. Of these they have

many. The Czar would appear to have two birthdays.

They keep their Christmas day and ours which never

co-incide. For some reason their Easter is the same

as ours, or chanced to be in 1916. before that date

feasts were streng verboden.





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  • June 19, 2017 14:28:37 L G

    X [in red ink] A short discription of the Russian Uniform [insert] etc [/insert] may not be out of place [in red ink]

       [in red ink] here :- [/in red ink]

    The Russian use a kind of kharki of a pinky shade. They wear

    their badges of rank on their shoulder straps. These are some

    -what complicated, roughly the more stars, the more junior.

    They generally wear their great coats without putting their arms

    in the sleeves. Their field service cap is much like ours

    being however much higher from peak to crown & has a 

    common badge. They also wear sheepskin caps in the

    winter. They wear a loose short tunic with a little

    belt round their waiste. Their boots are made of excellent

    leather & are of the riding variety, even in the

    infantry. Their mounted  branches love to wear their

    spurs. They are eternally shaking hands, & on

    certain occasions kiss one another.

    If one is at all friendly with them, it ^[insert] is [/insert] thus as well not

    to be found on their feasts days. Of these they have

    many. The Czar would appear to have two birthdays.

    They keep their Christmas day and ours which never

    co-incide. For some reason their Easter is the same

    as ours, or chanced to be in 1916. before that date

    feasts were streng verboden.





  • June 17, 2017 17:38:50 Annick Rodriguez

    X [in red ink] A short discription of the Russian Uniform [insert] etc [/insert] may not be out of place [in red ink]

       [in red ink] here :- [/in red ink]

    The Russian use a kind of kharki of a pinky shade. They wear

    their badges of rank on their shoulder straps. These are some

    -what complicated, roughly the more stars, the more junior.

    They generally wear their great coats without putting their arms

    in the sleeves. Their field service cap is much like ours

    being however much higher from peak to crown & has a 

    common badge. They also wear sheepskin caps in the

    winter. They wear a look short tunic with a little

    belt round their waiste. Their boots are made of excellent

    leather & are of the riding variety, even in the

    infantry. Their mounted  branches love to wear their

    spurs. They are eternally shaking hands, & on

    certain occasions kiss one another.

    If one is at all friendly with them, it ^[insert] is [/insert] thus as will not

    to be found on their feasts days. Of these they have

    many. The Czar would appear to have two birthdays.

    They keep their Christmas day and ours which never

    co-incide. For some reason their Easter is the same

    as ours, or chanced to be in 1916. before that date

    feasts were strong verboden.





  • June 17, 2017 17:35:40 Annick Rodriguez

    X [in red ink] A short discription of the Russian Uniform [insert] etc [/insert] may not be out of place [in red ink]

       [in red ink] here :- [/in red ink]

    The Russian use a kind of kharki of a pinky shade. They wear

    their badges of rank on their shoulder straps. These are some

    -what complicated, roughly the more stars, the more junior.

    They generally wear their great coats without putting their arms

    in the sleeves. Their field service cap is much like ours

    being however much higher from peak to crown & has a 

    common badge. They also wear sheepskin caps in the

    winter. They wear a look short tunic with a little

    belt round their waiste. Their boots are made of excellent

    leather & are of the riding variety, even in the

    infantry. Their mounted  branches love to wear their

    spurs. They are eternally shaking hands, & on

    certain occasions kiss one another.

    If one is at all friendly with them, it ^[insert] is 



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