That's great, thanks! I wish I could match the faces up, but the
uniforms are certainly the same, as are the rifles. (I haven't yet
received the Harvard hardcover--what I have is an uncorrected paperback
version sent out to book reviewers and bookstores. It's possible that
the hardcover will explain the cover photo.)
In that second photo, can you or anyone identify Generals Sikorski and
Anders? Since Sikorski came from London, he wouldn't be wearing Russian
uniform, would he? And who are the two civilian gentlemen in
black--Ambassador Kot, for one?
In any event, I'm glad to confirm that those are Russian uniforms and
weapons. It's certainly more justified, if it's Anders Army rather than
Berling's Army as I had previously guess.
I was interested to see that the Russian (Polish?) protocol for marching
in formation past a dignitary was the same as in the US Army that I
served in 1956-1957. The troops are facing right to look at Sikorski,
all except the man on the right, who is looking straight ahead so as to
maintain a straight line of march. The same effect is obvious on the
Kochanski book's cover. -- Dan Ford US
On 11/2/2012 7:30 AM, Mark and Oyun wrote:
> Dear Dan,
> Check out this photo... could well be the same parade as on the book
> December 1941.parading before General sikirski in Buzuluk.
> Same parade here:
> Regards, Mark