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    Default Czech Legion 6th Rifle Regiment circa 1917-20 Display - Revamped

    Hello Gents,

    I shot a proper set of photos of this display before I broke the display down to put together the various Austro-Hungarian displays I have been posting lately. I originally photographed this display with a M1895 Mannlicher, which was correct, however I opted for a change to a M1891 Three-Line Rifle instead.


    Czech Legion 6th Rifle Regiment circa 1917-20, Summer uniform


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    Enjoy!

    Warmest regards,

    John

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    Incredible as always, John!

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    Did you know they fought here, and that Jaroslav Hasek was there?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bakhmach

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    Way too COOL BC!

    ;>)

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    Yes, very cool. I learned about the Czech Legion here, and JPS's photos are excellent as usual. I really enjoyed reading The Good Soldier Švejk, so the reference was a welcomed addition. Thanks
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    Actually Jaroslav Hasek took part in this battle and went to Vladivostok with his fellow legionnaires, but he protested about the desicion that they go to France and left the Czech legion. He then threw his lot in with the Bolschewiks and stayed when the Legion left. A move that was most unpopular with the Czech Legion. So, returning after the war he was not among the Czech national heroes, though he had been in the Czech Legion for quite a while. He then went on to write his masterpiece...

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