Author Topic: Bulla Photo ID  (Read 3970 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Mike

  • Velikye Knyaz
  • ****
  • Posts: 1326
    • View Profile
    • Erast Fandorin Museum
Re: Bulla Photo ID
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2005, 02:40:25 AM »
Brad,
My guess is based on the cut of the lieut.-general's pants. They are much tighter than those of other officers - except of Duke Mecklenburg's, who was commander of the Guards Dragoons. These two pairs of pants are likely cavalry breeches.

Regarding the ranks, the only problem seems to be the second officer from the right in the first row. He wears neither star nor  ribbon, which was virtually impossible for a general. At the same time, his shoulder board seems to have three stars on it, which makes him - if not a general - a lieutenant-colonel. But there was no such rank in the guards, only in the army! The presense of army lieutenant-colonel in the company of generals looks strange.