Bugler, Russian Infantry, 1904
The Russian army was the largest in the world,
and had enabled the Tsar to expand his empire into the Middle and Far East
during the 19th Century. But in a year it would be humbled by the Japanese
Army in Korea and China.
Headdress Soft crowned peaked cap of a standard pattern for the Army. Has the Imperial cockade attached to the cap band. The band is in battalion colour.
Jacket Double breasted item in Tsarist green. Buttons are hidden. Trimmed with red piping on the collar. The shoulder straps are blue denoting ? Attached to the shoulders are the wings of a bugler in red with yellow lace.
Equipment Simple waist belt with buckle embossed with the Tsarist eagle.
Legwear Plain breeches tucked into high