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Splendid film about Russian helmets, with English subtitles. Adrian gets discussed from about 1' 45". It seems Russia ordered 2 million, but received only 340,000. Then it was decided to produce superior copy, as discussed on previous thread. But still no explanation as to how many reached the Front and why there are so few photographs of troops wearing them in WWI.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-Hr3YZJiOg



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James H wrote:

Splendid film about Russian helmets, with English subtitles. Adrian gets discussed from about 1' 45". It seems Russia ordered 2 million, but received only 340,000. Then it was decided to produce superior copy, as discussed on previous thread. But still no explanation as to how many reached the Front and why there are so few photographs of troops wearing them in WWI.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-Hr3YZJiOg


Adrians were first used by Russians on the Western Front and in Macedonia. Later they were used on the Eastern Front (since the beginning of Brusilov Offensive in 1916) and first troops which received them were Russian Imperial Guards. Unfortunately I don't know the numbers, but I guess that only a very small number of Russian troops on the Eastern Front used Adrians. They were given to Russians free of charge. It is interesting that also some lower quality German troops on the Eastern Front fought using Pickelhauben, they were not given steel helmets even in 1918.
In Russian army many soldiers thought that those who use steel helmets are cowards, while those who refuse to use them are brave. And officers assumed that this attitude helps to create elan.

 



-- Edited by Albert on Friday 26th of April 2013 02:45:16 PM

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I know there was a posting for pictures of Russian troops wearing the Adrian helmet. Well I found another in the book "Red Empire" Gwyneth Hughes & Simon Welfare page 48 has a picture of red troops in red square sometime in 1918 with 2 soldiers wearing Adrian helmets sitting on a garford armored car.

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Books with information and pictures of Russian troops and their equipment
The Russian army and the first world war Nic Cornish
I*mperial Russian field uniforms and equipment 1907-1917 Johnan Somers
Uniforms and equipment of the Czarist armed forces in WW I Spencer A Coiol

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