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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => The Myth and Legends of Survivors => Topic started by: Rodion_Felix on June 18, 2010, 06:27:04 AM

Title: Have you heard about this story
Post by: Rodion_Felix on June 18, 2010, 06:27:04 AM
I remember reading a well a little crazy story about their survival. ( Of course as you all know all survival stories are not true )

They they all where travelling on a boat in the white sea

If you don`t know where the white sea is. Just look at the link



http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b3/White_Sea_map.png
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Post by: Tasia on June 18, 2010, 09:49:51 AM
O_O I didn't get it!!
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Post by: LisaDavidson on July 05, 2010, 02:42:19 PM
Yes, the story of the family perpetuallly sailing on the White Sea has been around since the 1920's.
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Post by: Tasia on July 06, 2010, 02:42:13 PM
Weird!!
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Post by: Lady Nikolaievna on July 21, 2010, 09:16:20 PM
That's new for me!
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Post by: Alixz on July 22, 2010, 09:08:47 AM
Sounds very much like the story of The Man Without A Country

The Man Without a Country" is a short story by American writer Edward Everett Hale, first published anonymously in the Atlantic Monthly in December 1863.[1] The novel is the story of American army lieutenant Philip Nolan, who renounces his country during a trial for treason and is consequently sentenced to spend the rest of his days at sea without so much as a word of news about the United States.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_Without_a_Country

Every time I hear about the Imperial Family sailing and living on a ship at sea, I always think of the premise of this story about a man who lives on a ship and receives no information about his country.
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Post by: TroubleTwin2 on August 06, 2010, 05:45:19 PM
I can honestly say that I never once heard that story...until now. Lol.  :)
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Post by: TimM on August 07, 2010, 01:21:51 AM
Strange story.  of course, totally debunked now.
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Post by: Lady Nikolaievna on August 07, 2010, 07:51:06 AM
I read in a fiction book of Colin Falconer called "Anastasia" (by the way, I didn't like it at all) that there was a rumour about the Tsar and his family were all in vacation on the French Riviera. Have you heard about this or is it just one of the uncontable things Falconer made up?
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Post by: Alixz on August 07, 2010, 09:17:52 AM
Strange story.  of course, totally debunked now.

No one was saying that it was true story.  It is called a novel.

I read about it in either grammar school or junior high school.  But whenever I hear about a family or a person who is "living on a ship at sea"  I always think of this story. Sort of like a "Ghost" ship but inhabited as it plows through the "empty" seas receiving supplies only from tenders which dare not approach too closely and can have no interaction with the passengers.
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Post by: TroubleTwin2 on August 07, 2010, 10:00:15 AM
Now that you've mentioned it all I can think of is it as a ghost ship, makes it seem kinda creepy, but in a good kinda way.
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Post by: TimM on August 07, 2010, 12:21:34 PM
These things crack me up.

Oh yeah, Nicky and his family are fine, I saw them eating lunch with Elvis at McDonald's  ::)
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Post by: TroubleTwin2 on August 07, 2010, 06:36:14 PM
Most likely people looking for attention.
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Post by: Alixz on August 09, 2010, 09:01:32 AM
Again, I was not saying that Nicholas and his family ever lived aboard a ship at sea.  I was only mentioning a novel which was published around the time of the American Civil War and had nothing at all to do with Nicholas and his family.

It was called Man Without A Country.

That's it.  No presumption that Nicholas and his family did the same, just mentioning a real life novel.  I do believe for a while that the novel was thought to be a true story, but it was only a novel.  But it had nothing to do with the Russian Imperial Family.

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Post by: LisaDavidson on August 10, 2010, 05:51:31 PM
I think this thread is helplessly muddled because it is unclear which story each poster is talking about. I understand the frustration of not being heard (boy do I!).

But, my understanding is that pretty much everyone thinks the story about the Imperial Family endlessly sailing on the White Sea is absurd and probably not worth talking about, no?
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Post by: TimM on August 10, 2010, 08:08:11 PM
Sorry for contributing to the mix-up.