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VIPs and the very wealthy in Russia and elsewhere had their own rail cars for transportation purposes back then like the VIPs of today ect. have private planes. In Russia pre WW I and many years after if you wanted to travel any distance you pretty much had to travel by rail.

Grand Duke Nicholas N while has was commander of the Russian Army 1914-15 had his own train to travel around in.

I would say most of the private rail cars in Russia were destroyed after the revolution except for a few the high ranking Bolsheviks managed to get for there own use.

Imperial Transportation / Re: Some car by the mark DUX?
« on: July 21, 2021, 10:45:34 AM »
The book "Russian Motor vehicles: The Czarist Period 1784-1917 has Dux making  200 cars from 1904-06. google search Dux factory for more info on their production of bicycles,motorcycles, snow cars and railroad cars. In 1910 the factory went into aircraft production. also look up Russo-balt on google for another auto and airplane maker.

The K is for the general Kornilov Shock infantry Regiment later Division

The blue patch with the deaths head insignia is also for this unit

the white-blue-red chevron was used by the White Volunter Army later Armed Forces of South Russia 1918-1920.

mpb it looks like this site has been abandoned by everyone except me and i only look at it every 2 weeks or so. If you want more info you can go to either:

I have some info for you there is a book in the works: Shooting the Front the Eastern Front Book 1 Without Flyers No Tannenberg it deals with air operations on both sides in the early war period in East Prussia includes the battles of Tannenberg Masurian Lakes ect and early operations of the Ilya Muromets 4 engine aircraft. I got a copy of a early rough draft and it is piece of very impressive research. It is due out either later this year or early next year. There will be other books in this series dealing with later air operations in the east.

In the Imperial Russian History section I have a post leading to a site dealing with Imperial Russian army bios

How is your book Alexandra's wartime relief work doing? If you have any questions on air operations ect just ask me and i may find someone to answer them.

The Habsburgs / Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
« on: December 05, 2020, 04:12:28 PM »
also on youtube Tomaufnaume 1903 Kaiser Franz Joseph I more on FJ speaking

The Habsburgs / Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
« on: November 27, 2020, 05:52:12 PM »
I stumbled on to this on youtube Kaiser Franz Joesph I voice (recording 15 December 1915)

Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna / Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« on: November 23, 2020, 05:02:16 PM »
I have seen pictures of the dead bodies before . I believe they were in the book "The Sokolov Investigation" which identifies who is who.

page 490 in this book there is a picture of DEMF's hospital train the picture was taken in St Petersberg in 1904 at Nikolkesty station

the site does have a little info on some of the officers involved in the plots to save the Romanovs

Prince Valdimir Strubetskoy was in the Life Guards Cuirssier regiment and was shot in 1937
Prince Alexander Strubetsky was in  life guards Horse Grenadier regiment die in France 1968
Prince Sergy Strubetsky was Colonel of the Sumy Hussars
General (Alexander I) if that's him  Dutov 1921 assassinated by the Reds
General maxim Leontiev dies Tahiti 1948
Cpt Dimtri malinovsky dies in the us 1972

Coronet Sergey Markov (cornet= Cavalry 2 Lt)

Perhaps some one else can look at this site and find more info of the officers involved.

Imperial Russian History / Re: RIA officers
« on: November 02, 2020, 05:17:33 PM »
In looking through this site there is a section military medical institutions which has sections on hospital trains of both the Russo-Japanese war and WW I.

It has a picture of the DEMF hospital train that I have seen before the caption has it taken in 1904 St Petersburg at the Nikolkesky station. It also has brief bios of officers who served on these trains. I would say this site is still a work in progress it has many gaps.
 The book The File on the Tsar mentions more than a few officers but I could find to many of them here. They do have General Domontovich who was "involved in corruption on a vast scale." he dies of typhus in late 1919

some of the officers in the book The Race to save the Romanovs are mentioned I will post the info on them on the book section review.

Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna / Re: Books on Grand Duchess Elizabeth
« on: November 02, 2020, 05:06:20 PM »
Very interesting I hope to read it one day if it comes out in English.

The Russian Revolution / Re: Dyatlov Pass Incident
« on: October 19, 2020, 07:23:46 PM »
recently I saw a Discovery Channel program Expedition Unknown with Josh gates of Dyatlov Pass which was rather interesting. It included a number of film clips of Ehaterinburg also note there is a site on this subject

drachinifel has 2 more presentations on IRN ships:
Repair Ship Kamchatka a real ship of fools of the 2nd Pacific Squadron
Battleship Imperator Nikolai I which was not completed do to the revolution

drachinifel now has a presentation on the HIRMS Diana a sistership of the Aurora of Oct/Nov 1917 revolution fame

The Habsburgs / Re: Books on the Habsburgs
« on: October 06, 2020, 07:15:55 PM »
drachinifel does it again The Bombardment of Ancona the largest KUK Navy operation of WW I. learn how to pronounce the names of all those KUK warships!

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