On October 30th, 2011, they celebrated the 95th anniversary of the Brusilov Offensive by reconstructing the great battle of WWI.
Before the battle the participants gathered together to listen to some instructions of the coordinators.
At that time they really carried shovels in this way. It was easy to reach and protect the body.
A copy of the first armoured vehicle put into mass production.
According to this officer, the monogram on the shoulder strap is original.
This cloth cover performed the function of the thermos. When they needed to keep their water cold, they would just wet it.
The formation before the beginning of the reconstruction.
Prussian infantry men.
A Russian rifleman. They introduced this helmet (M1916) in Russia in 1916.
This is the result of Englishmen and Americans experimenting with the Casque Adrian M1915. With this casque they wanted to protect the eyes of drivers of armoured vehicles.
This casque is called ‘Pickelhaube’. It was a regular German genuine leather casque which was expensive to produce and hard to take care of.
In Russian army apart from domestic machine guns, there were also foreign ones and the machine gun Maxim was one of them.
At the reconstruction, they covered their edges with cartridge cases as a safety measure.
Some commands were given with the help of a drum and a whistle.
Russian machine gunners taking up thier positions.
In the foreground you see British soldiers in their fighting gear.
A working telephone.
The Mosin-nagant (the three-line rifle).
Russian artillery men.
The light machine gun Lewis 1915.
A German soldier is wearing a metal helmet and cuirass.
A medical orderly.
Cavalrymen showed their skills in handling cavalry swords.
Cutting plastic bottles into pieces galloping is not that easy.
One of the banners of the enemy.
This is the first attack of Germans.
A Russian machine gunner.
Russians began to counterattack.
Russians captured Austrian soldiers.
An Austrian and German captives.
Russians had to retreat but were covered by an armoured vehicle.
One of the bombshells broke the armoured vehicle down making it a perfect fire nest for Russians.
Realizing superiority of the enemy, Germans started a gas attack.
After a short break they played another battle: Germans attacking Englishmen and Frenchmen.
A German soldier wearing a steel helmet and a steel coat.
A German infantry man in a trench.
This type of steel coat was very popular at that time. They had a weight of 8-11 kilograms and partially protected the body from bullets and shell splinters.
The cuirass protected the chest and the stomach of the soldier, but sometimes they would wear it back to front to cover the back.
The Maschinengewehr 08 – MG08, a German version of the machine gun Maxim.
A German soldier was killed by a dead shot of the Englishman.
The first one is a Scotsman.
Two British soldiers in steel helmets are carrying away their wounded friend.
Trench clubs were very popular during WWI.
Pay attention to the amount of hand grenages.
These are some pictures taken during WWI. These are mostly Germans.
In the picture: To remember the military service of 1916.
A German postcard picturing a Russian movable shield.
A German grenade launcher.
Another German postcard showing rats they’ve killed .
French war prisoners, 1917.
This time in the postcard, they show a machinegun firing at an airplane .
A battlefield. Dead Russian soldiers.
They treated the threat of gas attacks rather seriously.
A London voluntary army.
A wife is seeing off her Serbian husband leaving to the front.
A searchlight in another German postcard .
Everyday life of German soldiers.
This postcard pictures captured Russian machine guns.
Killed Russian soldiers.
WWI ended on November 11th, 1918. 4 years and 3 months, 10 million people killed, 20 million wounded… these are its results.