Russian Imperial Awards of the Civil War Period,
C. 2007, Moscow. Russian text. Hard cover, 422 pp, format 8
3/4" x 11 1/2"
x 1 1/2".
This outstanding work is a comprehensive study and
presentation of a very
specific area that until now had very little coverage.
Unlike the other
publications dealing with broad spectrum of awards and
badges by the
White Movement, this book is specifically about the awards
existed prior to the Revolution and continued during the
Civil War. Most
important of them is undoubtedly the St. George Cross; its
variations of 1917-1922 period are covered here in great
excellent close-up photos and, for the first time,
In addition to the types and variations of awards
the book also
sheds light on underlying legislation, procedure of
and shows copies of original documents signed by commanding
the White Army. Of great interest is the 23-page long
chapter tying the
serial number of the Civil War St. George Crosses and
Bravery Medals with
the date and place of issue.
(It should be noted that the second book in this series,
Badges of the White Armies and Governments of the Russian
1917-1922, is finally available. Together, both
combine to give
historians and collectors the most complete record of the
frequently misunderstood award systems employed by the
Armies in the Russian Civil War era.)
A fascinating book for a connoisseur, highly recommended!