"Russian Officer Gorgets". G. Vvedensky. C. 2007, St.
Russian text. Luxury edition hard cover, size 8" x 10 1/2" x
Part of the Encyclopedia of the Russian Army series, the
book is dedicated to the gorget - one of the less researched
and ostensible items of a military uniform reaching back in
its origin to knight armor of the Middle Ages.
A rare treat of a book in everything, from the luxury paper
it is printed on and abundance of illustrations and photos -
all of genuine items and actual people or battle episodes -
to the joy of finally having a comprehensive research on the
history and evolution of the Russian gorget. This subject
had received almost no coverage in all previously published
literature. The author is a well-known and highly regarded
authority on the subject of imperial military uniforms.
Makes a fantastic gift- if you are capable of letting the