Here is a terribly unflattering and premature report concerning the death of the Romanov heir, Czarevitch Alexis (1904 - 1918). Although he would not actually be murdered until the July of 1918, this article reports that his death was entirely due to poor health.
Luciene Murat (1876 - 1951?), "a distinguished member of the French nobility" wrote this Vogue article shortly after her return from Turkey in 1922. It is the sort of column that could only have been written by an over-indulged member of the post-war European high-society types, which makes it all the more enjoyable to read. Her reminiscences of her visit to the city of Pera are especially interesting for the observations made regarding the recently displaced White Russians of her acquaintance who reluctantly resided there in some discomfort.
In this interview the Kaiser's son and fellow exile, Crown Prince Wilhelm (1882-1951, a.k.a. "The Butcher of Verdun"), catalogs his many discomforts as a "refugee" in Holland. At this point in his life the former heir apparent was dictating his memoir and following closely the goings-on at Versailles.
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This two and a quarter page article discusses the "probable effect [that] the change of sovereigns will have upon the present so-called constitutional crises." The writer also concentrates on the subject of Edward VII as diplomat, his thoughts on the entente, his popularity and his unique relationship with the French. The character of the incoming George V is examined as it relates to the constitutional controversy of 1910.
This is a brief English translation of an article that appeared in "Deutsch Review" by Lord Esher entitled, "King Edward VII and Germany". Published during the last year of Edward's reign, it is plea to prolong that long "Indian summer" before the war and a declaration of his affection for Germany, the German people and his lasting support for all disarmament treaties.
Photographic portraits of the six sons and one daughter of the German Kaiser. The sons pose polished, varnished and bemedaled as the military fops they were trained to be: "Born in a palace; in a barracks bred". The journalist points out that even Wilhelm's one daughter served as a Colonel in an elite cavalry regiment.
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