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Yes Rasputin the Mad Monk same movie

The movie "The Promise" dealing with the Armenian genocide is do out soon. No doubt the Turks will be "upset" about it The National WW I Museum has a presentation dealing with it called "They can live in the desert but no where else."

not a movie but a documentary: PBS The American Experience: The Great War dealing with the US and WW I. As columnist George Will wrote on it "Watch it and wince"  some things in it:
The Meuse-Argonne Offensive the deadliest battle in US military history
Blacks getting shot and lynched by the hundreds
Civil liberties violations in the US during WW I

The Russian Revolution / Re: 100 Years Later
« on: April 20, 2017, 04:47:59 PM »
It looks like Kim Dumb is just doing his usual blustering. If he was to start Korean war no 2 he would be lucky to survive it. If war should break out the opening months will be like the Somme, Verdun, the Isonzo battles on steroids. However the South Koreans have a much larger population. as well as a well equipped, well trained, well led military add to this the DMZ is one of the most heavily fortified area on earth. Add to this they are backed up by the US and have other countries as Allies. After the South Koreans fully mobilize their military the North Korean advance will be stopped and they will start attacking north. I have heard the Chinese are telling Kim Dumb to calm down or else. So the chances of war are remote.

Here are some more examples of Russian anti-Semitism ect

The book Prologue to the Revolution Michael Chernivsky minutes of the council of minsters these men are shocked by the Pogroms committed by the Russian army but then go on to say that Jews control the world banking system ect!? One must point out that the Russian army wasn't the only army behaving badly in Poland. The Austrian army also behaved rather badly as well.  The book Nationalizing the Russian Empire in discussing the 1915 Pogroms in Poland  mentions the Cossacks were the worst offenders but it also mentions time where citizens, police, soldiers and even on a few occations Cossacks intervened to stop them.

Alexander III in the book Pogrom was sad and disturbed that soldiers preferred to attack Jews instead of the Pogromists. Was shocked to hear of an officer taking part in a Pogrom. When he read that military court were too indulgent towards Pogromists he wrote "This is unforgivable!"

The Russian Revolution / Re: 100 Years Later
« on: April 12, 2017, 04:54:11 PM »
I would also say there is probably not going to be any commemoration of the October/November 1917 revolution. No doubt Putin like to commemorate Chekists day 20 December big time but this might not go down very well with many people. 2018 is a election year in Russia and I am almost willing to bet Putin will win of course this is going to cause him more trouble.

thanks JPG

The Russian Revolution / Re: 100 Years Later
« on: April 04, 2017, 05:54:50 PM »
Early this morning 4 Apr I saw on Cspan a program by the Atlantic council on Human rights in Russia on these protests that was quite interesting.

The Habsburgs / Re: Emperor Franz Joseph
« on: April 04, 2017, 05:50:55 PM »
The horse drawn hearse used to transport FJs body in 1916 was next used to transport the body of former Empress Zita at her funeral.

The Russian Revolution / Re: 100 Years Later
« on: March 27, 2017, 05:23:36 PM »
I said before in a above post the Russians might get fed up with Putin one day and it looks like many of them are. Who knows they might have a revolution.

I think the book "wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution" says Schiff did not help the Bolsheviks he did help the Japanese get loans during the Russo-Japanese War.

Another Jew that played a major role in enabling the Bolsheviks to seize and hold on to power was Olof Aschberg according to the book "History's Greatest Heist"  he was the Bolsheviks banker. One also must point out the book "Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution" points out some Wall Streeters also helped the Bolsheviks out fiscally. The book "The Russian Revolution" R Pipes points out that in 1918 the German generals wanted to get rid of Lenin but wealthy German industrialists and bankers with the German foreign ministry stopped them. Note:As far as I can tell none of the people mentioned in the later two books who helped the Bolsheviks were Jewish.

The Russian Revolution / Re: 100 Years Later
« on: March 17, 2017, 04:49:05 PM »
Putin as tsar the title General secretary would be better for this ex-Chekist thug who is also a dictator on the march. Where he goes next no one knows. Some people who have met him find him to be a cold eyed killer. Based on his background this is not surprising. Putin is also getting old and people have pointed out Russia could be entering a Brezhnev like period of stagnation and corruption. There is no way Putin is going to step down voluntarily he has too many enemies. So it could be one day the Russians might get fed up with him and there might be another revolution that gets rid of him.

Marie Feodorovna / Maria Fed red cross hospital pictures
« on: March 16, 2017, 04:37:56 PM »
On the great war forum medical services section there is a posting from the Russian state archives of photos of Maria Fed and her red cross hospital. A few  pictures I have seen before but many are new to me. They are worth a look at. Note all the captions are in Russian a translation is needed.

books mentioned by Helen Rappaport in the Wall Street journal in last month that are in

The Red heart of Russia Bessie beatty
Donald Thompson In Russia Donald Thompson
Runaway Russia Florence Macleod Harper

not on archive .org The Dissolution of an Empire Meriel Buchanan but two other books by her are there

movies I watched on youtube:
Rasputin the Mad Monk
Raspoutine 2010 French no subtitles

on youtube but I can't watch it
The Case of Sergeant Grischa (1930) base on the novel of the same name there is supposedly a East german movie of the same name this is from the national WW 1 museum and memorial presentation: Last Stand

Imperial Russian History / Re: Signs of war in the Pre WW1 period
« on: March 07, 2017, 12:05:12 PM »
Eb in your reply 14 you asked about the pre WW I Russian defense build up. It is mentioned in the books "The Eastern Front 1914-1917" by Norman Stone and in more detail in On Effectiveness of Military Institutions Volume I WW I by Williamson Murray and Allan Millet

This is from 1939-Militar-Wochenblaff Nr9 pages 541-544:
"The Tatigleit der flueger der Deutchen 8 Armee von und Mahrend Der Schacht bei Tannenberg" by Obltn Baron Von Loementern: the Germans had 36 aircraft:

8th Army FFA 16
I Corps  FFA 14
XX Corps FFA 15
XVII Corps FFA 17

Fest FA Knoigsberg, Graudenz, Lotzen

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