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Parade march of "opalchenetsi-pobornizi" ("volunteer combatant")

Parade march of "opalchenetsi-pobornizi" ("volunteer combatant"), © National Museum of Military History SofiaenlargeParade march of "opalchenetsi-pobornizi" ("volunteer combatant"), © National Museum of Military History Sofia


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Object:Parade march of "opalchenetsi-pobornizi" ("volunteer combatant")
Description:Outdoor photograph of men in military uniforms with fur caps and flint guns with bayonets, goose-stepped in rows. One of them is holding a flag.
Comment:Opalchentsi were Bulgarian voluntary army units who took part in the Serbo-Ottoman War in 1876 and in the Russo-Ottoman War in 1877 – 1878. The men in these units were called opalchenets-pobornik, meaning "volunteer combatant". Comment from the Archive: "The parade march is in front of General Nikolai Stoletov". Nikolai Grigorevich Stoletov (1834 - 1912) was General in the Imperial Russian Army. After the end of the Russo-Ottoman War 1877 - 1878, Stoletov became Lieutenant General.
Date:Not before 1888
Creator:Karastoyanov, Ivan Anastasov, (Court photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 168mm x 247mm
Image: 150mm x 199mm
Format:Not specified
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:150 Behavior Processes and Personality > 156 Social Personality
700 Armed Forces
710 Military Technology
640 State > 648 International Relations
720 War > 729 War Veterans
Copyright:Национален Военноисторически Музей
Archive:National Museum of Military History Sofia, Inv. No.: 34
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova