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Brass Lents " Za Otliche" - reference
« on: January 03, 2006, 01:05:24 PM »
Hello Everybody,

I am doing major research project for list/number of brass awards 'Za Oltychye" made in form of thick lent as we know placed on caps, chakos etc.

If anybody can help with iconography, pictures and of course with delivering to all of us on this forum known sentences which used to be placed on those so called 'blacha' awards, also I will be very thankfull.

I do hope to find more  interesting discussions on our forum in new year so all the best in new 2006

donski

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Re: Brass Lents " Za Otliche" - referenc
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2006, 11:34:25 AM »
Hello Donski - just to clarify: does the Russian word "lent" ("ribbon" in English) mean in this context the small brass scrolls with battle honours worn on the headdress of at least infantry regiments? I understand that when the round astrakhan hat ceased to be worn in full dress about 1909 these distinctions were transferred to the new shakos (for guard infantry) or existing colored peakless caps (furashka) for line regiments so that the honour would still be apparent on ceremonial occasions. I don't know what the wording was on individual scrolls - would it simply have been a battle name e.g. "Borodino 1812"?

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Re: Brass Lents " Za Otliche" - referenc
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2006, 12:59:06 PM »
Hi Robert,
Exactly, we are talking about small brass battle honours scrolls, which used to be in wear on parade headdress of different units (not only guard) as horse artillery, infantry etc. Scrolls were bearing very different honours as for example for Turkish war - "For Taking Sevastopol and dates...", for "Japanise War" and than  following concrete name of the battle, as "For taking redutes by Plevna", "For Warsaw in 1831" etc, etc...

Units which were not able to wear "kiver" or other parade headdress as "papaha", "tchapka", suppouse to be placing their scrolls on the oval of the regular hat during ceremonial ocassions. Due to diversified as parde, everyday and field uniforms some units have not received, lets say "specialised" headdress, so the only one parade hat was a regular "furazka".

I am in need to recognise hounours placed on scrolls. As many as possible, for what will be very thankfull to all of You.
all the best
donski