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Friday, 29 June 2012
Grand Duchess Olga Nicholayevna Reviewing Her Regiment
Topic: Olga Nicholayevna GD

 

This hand tinted colour image of the Grand Duchess Olga Nicholayevna (1895 - 1918), resplendent in the full dress uniform as Commander-in-Chief of the Elizavetgradsky Hussars; photographed while reviewing her regiment. She was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the 3rd Elizavetgradsky Hussar's Regimment on 11 July, 1909. During World War I, aside from playing a ceremonial role in the household cavalry, the Grand Duchess also worked as a nurse in one of the military hospitals at Tsarskoye Selo.

© Royal Russia. 29 June, 2012



Posted by Paul Gilbert at 1:08 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 29 June 2012 1:15 PM EDT
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