Who was the prototype of His Excellency the film about the Adjutant-scout?

Who was the prototype of His Excellency the film about the Adjutant-scout? September 27, 1867, 140 years ago, in a family of landless gentry Zeno May-Mayevsky son who received the birth name, Vladimir. The genus was originally Polish and one of the most ancient, but apart from pride in the name long ago did not bring its owner.

When to Vladimir question arose - who to be, after graduating from high school, he chose the 1 st cadet corps, as had long been carried away in military history. Cadet years passed quickly, and he enrolled in the Nicholas School of Engineering. Second Lieutenant May-Majewski released from his three years and began his military service with the usual platoon commander. For 10 years he "grew up" to a senior aide of Staff 13th Infantry Division, and the first Bole less solid position was already a "mature" an officer - Chief of Staff Osovetskoy fortress.

Beginning of Russian-Japanese War, Vladimir Zenonovich met staff officer in the management of the 7 th Turkestan Rifle Brigade, and from May 1905 he was appointed Chief of Staff of the 8 th East Siberian Rifle Division, which took a direct part in hostilities against the Japanese. By the time May-Majewski was already a colonel.

Coming next 12-13 years can be omitted, except to say one thing - major-general he was immediately after the First World War, and in July 1917 he receives the title of lieutenant-general. During the war, May-Majewski famous rare personal courage and was awarded the Anna, Vladimir, Stanislav 1 st degree, the golden arms of St. George, St. George's crosses on the third and 4 th degree, a soldier's cross of St. George with a sprig.

Amazingly, six months after the change of political regime in Russia May-Majewski fled to the Don, and in March 1918 joined the Volunteer Army of General Denikin, a simple soldier. In the most "reckless" - Drozdowski division. When General Drozdowski was wounded and later died, Denikin was appointed in his place is May-Mayevsky, with the return of all previous awards and military rank.

Judging by archival documents, May-Majewski was one of the fiercest among the generals Denikin. His Drozdovskaya "Division has never stopped before the shootings, but taking the town or village, he immediately sought out places for the gallows. Moreover, unlike intelligent Denikin and Wrangel Island (which, incidentally, did not prevent them not to spare the Red Army and all those who sympathized with the bolshevik regime), May-Mayevsky could always say the words of one hit the 80-ies: "You're going, how bull to red ... ".

Interesting description of May-Mayevsky, which gave Baron Wrangel: "Short, very stout, with a red bloated face, drooping jowls and huge nose, plums, small mouse-like eyes in a clean-shaven with no mustache and beard face it, not whether it's uniform , would no doubt adopted by each of the comedian any provincial scene ....

But we do discount and the fact that both General Denikin if they hated each other, then at the first opportunity try podkuzmit. Even so, Wrangell paid tribute to the talent of his opponent, his ability to organize people and correctly interpret the combat mission.

However, the star of General Mai-Mayevsky already rolling. And the reason for it was his "unrestrained drunkenness. According to a contemporary, it came down to the fact that he seldom was sober, and in this state he sea was knee-deep. Often, before the attack, he rode almost the most chains on his car, barely dragged out of him its fat body, and staggered walking ahead, paying no attention to the most furious enemy fire.

It ended up that for a departure from Tula General Denikin pushed his subordinate from command. And although it has been "crying" Chervonoarmijs'ka checker, May-Majewski died in otherwise ordinary. He died Oct. 30, 1920 of a heart attack ...

When he was in command of the Volunteer Army of General Mai-Mayevsky was aide Pavel Makarov. Of course, no Chekist he was not. However, as a scout. The fact that the transmit valuable information, being directly under the headquarters of the general, was simply impossible. And Makarov had insinuated himself into the confidence of his generals are not scrupulous or earnest performance of any orders. He managed to get a "divorce" cash flows that are drawn together by the army commander.

But eight years later, in 1927, to avoid problems before security officers, Pavel Makarov wrote a book and released it two years later. He called it not sophistry "The adjutant general May-Mayevsky. And only then, after many years, author and screenwriter, script multiseries film "The adjutant of his excellency" George Seversky transcribed the story as the basis of their work.