Some scenes of Austro-Hungarian cavalry and infantry from Colonel Redl (1985).


Kolchak’s cavalry charging a Bolshevik defensive position; from the TV series Admiral (an “extended” version of the 2008 movie spread out across 10 episodes).

The poor showing of Japanese artillery [during the Russo-Japanese War] not only caused the breakdown of Japanese infantry attacks but also inflicted proportionately few Russian casualties. […] Furthermore too many of the shells massed-produced in Japan’s substandard munitions factories were duds. According to one general staff officer, ‘After our shells are fired, they take a nap.’ This failure understandably frustrated and angered the infantry. After capturing a heavily defended strongpoint, a regimental officer was livid when he saw rows and rows of unexploded Japanese ordnance that had been neatly lined up by the Russians.
Edward J. Drea in Learning from Victory: The Japanese Imperial Army Redefines Itself