This picture shows hand-to-hand fighting between the Germans and Russians over Borjimow in Poland in December 1914. Although the artist wanted to create individual faces, they all look very similar, especially the two German soldiers in the centre, on the right-hand side of the wheel. The small print on the left-hand side of the picture confirms that it was approved by the military censors on 18 December 1914; this is followed by the name of the printing house and its address in Moscow. Publishers could also print their own productions, but in this case the publisher and printer are different establishments, and the publisher’s name and address is listed on the right-hand side of the picture.
- Article by:
- Ekaterina Rogatchevskaia
- Civilians, Representation and memory
Lead Curator Dr Katya Rogatchevskaia draws on diaries, memoirs and other personal accounts to explore the experiences of Russian civilians and soldiers during World War One.