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Rasputin

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Czech Legion in Russia...
« on: January 15, 2008, 11:05:11 PM »
In July of 1918, units of the Czech Legion that had become seperated from the main body moved to within two days march of the town of Yekaterinburg. Unknown to them, Czar Nicholas and the rest of the Romanov royal family were being held there. The Romanovs' Bolshevik jailors panicked. Fearing that the Legion had come to rescue the Czar, they promptly executed him and his whole family. The Czechs had no idea the Czar was being held in Yekaterinburg. Their presence was purely coincidental and they never entered the town.



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Re: Czech Legion in Russia...
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2008, 12:20:03 AM »
In July of 1918, units of the Czech Legion that had become seperated from the main body moved to within two days march of the town of Yekaterinburg. Unknown to them, Czar Nicholas and the rest of the Romanov royal family were being held there. The Romanovs' Bolshevik jailors panicked. Fearing that the Legion had come to rescue the Czar, they promptly executed him and his whole family. The Czechs had no idea the Czar was being held in Yekaterinburg. Their presence was purely coincidental and they never entered the town.



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http://militaryhistory.suite101.com/article.cfm/the_czech_legion_19171920
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Re: Czech Legion in Russia...
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2008, 07:52:46 PM »
In July of 1918, units of the Czech Legion that had become seperated from the main body moved to within two days march of the town of Yekaterinburg. Unknown to them, Czar Nicholas and the rest of the Romanov royal family were being held there. The Romanovs' Bolshevik jailors panicked. Fearing that the Legion had come to rescue the Czar, they promptly executed him and his whole family. The Czechs had no idea the Czar was being held in Yekaterinburg. Their presence was purely coincidental and they never entered the town.



Web page on this story.
http://militaryhistory.suite101.com/article.cfm/the_czech_legion_19171920
Hi Rasputin,  I found an interesting article about Czech legionars.  It is in czech and russien language.
http://www.mzv.cz/wwwo/default.asp?id=46825&ido=20016&idj=1&amb=130&ParentIDO=