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Russian Grenadiers of the Guard, the Czar's crack regiments

There were twelve regiments of these Grenadiers, all composed of big men.
The picture shows a formal review, the regimental band playing parade music as the Guard marches by.
Only a few days before the war broke out, President Poincaré, of France, reviewed these famous troops of the Czar in St. Petersburg.

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