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Greetings From The Front

Article about: Nice image of a young soldier with ushanka, telogreika, shashka, and carbine. There is a hand written greeting on the reverse that loosely translates to: "Greetings from the front - 194

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    Nice image of a young soldier with ushanka, telogreika, shashka, and carbine.

    There is a hand written greeting on the reverse that loosely translates to: "Greetings from the front - 1943. To my parents and three sisters - Don't forget about me. Warm regards to the rest of my family and all our friends."

    His name is Nikolai (Kolya). No surname written.
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    Fellow collectors are NOT adversaries to be bested...

    ☭ "Ричик, я не понимаю, почему, почему ты тратишь деньги на эти вещи!" ☭

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    Nice picture,is that a K98 carbine?....Pete.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Sure is Pete...

    Good eye mate!
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    Fellow collectors are NOT adversaries to be bested...

    ☭ "Ричик, я не понимаю, почему, почему ты тратишь деньги на эти вещи!" ☭

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    Is that a cavalry sword he is holding ?
    I am completely ignorant of the russian names for equipment.

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    " don't forget about me" ..... and those sad eyes of resignation he has, & he was just a kid.
    War can really suck!
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Quote by SteveR View Post
    Is that a cavalry sword he is holding ?
    I am completely ignorant of the russian names for equipment.
    Shashka (Шашка) is a cavalry sword. However, I think for parade and dress purposes, other RKKA troops, as well as NKVD carried it also...
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    Fellow collectors are NOT adversaries to be bested...

    ☭ "Ричик, я не понимаю, почему, почему ты тратишь деньги на эти вещи!" ☭

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    Quote by RichieC View Post
    Shashka (Шашка) is a cavalry sword. However, I think for parade and dress purposes, other RKKA troops, as well as NKVD carried it also...
    Thanks buddy.

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    A very emotional image and terrific example of the personalization of combat. The studio-like background also gives this a very eerie, lonely feel. Could it be an abandoned home they entered? This is one image that makes me wonder what happened to this fellow named 'Kolya' and then, what happened to his family. An A+ image, Richie.

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