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Article about: Hi the photo below is of Yefreitor Vasili Batalov. From his dark shoulder boards, I've been told he's either Artillery or a tank man. Can someone identify his branch of service.

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    Hi the photo below is of Yefreitor Vasili Batalov. From his dark shoulder boards, I've been told he's either Artillery or a tank man. Can someone identify his branch of service.
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    Here's a close up of his chest. It should show his shoulder boards better.
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    Due to his dark (blue?) breeches I vote for cavalry

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    It would be hard to say about the branch of service. Blue pants can be used by any branch of service, they was worn due of fashion.
    I would also say it can be dark khaki, and the gimnasterka itself is very faded cotton one ( why is so differences in color)
    Must probably artillery, but not a chemical, cavalry etc, due of piping is more light in color than black shoulder boards base
    Regards,
    Dimas

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    Hi,

    Thanks everyone for the replies. So Vasily Batalov, the soldiers name, was an Artilleryman most likely. Very interesting.

    Regards,
    John

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