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Soldier's Book of a Private 34 Siberian Regiment

Soldier's "Notebook" Grachev I.K. served in s. Expansive Nikolsk-Ussuriysk County Primorsky region. Booked up in March 1920. He may have served in units of the People’s Revolutionary Army of the buffer republic of the Far Eastern Republic — it is suitable for the time — but it is not known for certain. The cover shows the 34 th Siberian rifle regiment, but in March 1920 in the village of Razdolnoye there were no white troops, as far as I know.
The owner of the book was repressed in the 30-ies.

Of interest are the pre-revolutionary texts included in the soldier’s book text - the oath, extract from the “Regulations on charity of lower military officials and their families”, the comprehensive “Soldier’s Memo”, as well as all sorts of economic tables, Morse code, alarm flags, “personal targets” for rifle shooting, a standard for laying things out at the inspection desk, etc.

Soldier's Book of a Private 34 Siberian Regiment


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  1. Lech e-mine
    Lech e-mine 22 December 2012 10: 54
    Nadozha as everything is detailed and succinctly stated.
  2. Smirnov Vadim
    22 December 2012 10: 55
    How many letters.
    And we were always told that there was almost universal ignorance among ordinary people ....
    1. biglow
      biglow 22 December 2012 12: 00
      Smirnov Vadim,
      they told us a lot of things that are not always true.
    2. Nagaibak
      Nagaibak 22 December 2012 14: 07
      Smirnov Vadim "And we were always told that there was almost universal illiteracy among the common people ...."
      Probably shamelessly lied. Our peasants were completely literate. Received high quality medical care. Each peasant in the hut had an office with a library. The roads were just awesome. Universal motorization was. Hunger never experienced. Something like that.
      1. Smirnov Vadim
        22 December 2012 17: 14
        You know better, as a veteran of the war 1914 of the year winked
        1. Nagaibak
          Nagaibak 22 December 2012 20: 40
          Smirnov Vadim "You know better as a war veteran of 1914."
          Where to me to you. It is you who discover America.
      2. smel
        smel 23 December 2012 21: 41
        [i] cabinet with library
        You don’t have to jerk. I had an artillery magazine for 1853 year. In the magazine, among many things that the current generation does not know about, there was a program for admission to the Mikhailovsky Artillery Academy. Since I finished it at one time, I was interested to know and what should an applicant know that year? So, for entering that academy at that time, it was necessary to pass 10 exams. Including higher mathematics, physics, four types of geometry, etc. When I read there about the theory of large and small numbers, Fourier series, about Newton's laws, compilation evidence of the similarity of triangles (note that there was no electricity in physics at that time), I realized that the current generation is far from educated before that generation, and on issues of upbringing, patriotism, goodwill, self-sacrifice and honor, it’s not possible to reach those ancestors. ati try to ask what you need to know and pass for admission to this academy this year. So no need to juggle. By the way, there was an article about the creation of an artillery ballistic station. Despite the fact that Doppler was not yet born, at that time they could already determine the speed of the projectile. Try with your education to at least approximately guess how this could be done.
        And by the quality of the book, there’s nothing to say. With the current computerization, the availability of printers, scanners and other means of multiplying information, try to find something like that with a modern soldier
  3. biglow
    biglow 22 December 2012 12: 01
    The oath is too long, does not catch, More similar to the official text. The Soviet oath was more concise
  4. AlexMH
    AlexMH 22 December 2012 12: 18
    The soldier didn’t have to read it :) Although it was desirable, they would write 20 shirts on him, then they would exact him, but he didn’t know :)
  5. Alexnov2001
    Alexnov2001 22 December 2012 18: 49
    I liked how it is written about the rank of soldier!
  6. omsbon
    omsbon 23 December 2012 11: 04
    Soldier commandments must be printed on military ID cards, many things are relevant now.
    The oath somehow did not impress.
    Pension for missing soldiers is worth a lot, especially in comparison with the Second World War.
  7. Raptor75
    Raptor75 23 December 2012 13: 52
    The soldier’s commandment and the shooter in battle would be transferred to the military ID almost unchanged.