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Please Take A Look At This gymmnasterka

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    In this well known picture (end of the war, Manchuria, some Russian soldiers around the chinese puppet emperor's throne) we can see some trends of late war outfit:

    - Differences between officers (wearing pilotkas instead of peaked caps, only the airman is wearing a cap) and soldiers (at least two of them seem to be privates wearing cotton gyms with pockets) tend to fade, a common trend as the war advanced in many other armies for several reasons:

    - Ease of supply.
    - Ease of procurement on the field.
    - Less conspicuous for snipers.
    - Preference for well tested equipment on the field.
    - More gifted commanders tend to arise, which don't need to stress authority by the uniform (the so-called Sukhomlinov effect).
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