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Offline Lanie

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Tatiana's regiment
« on: August 02, 2004, 01:40:10 AM »
Does anyone know when Tatiana got her regiment?  I recall reading that Olga's was given on her nameday (July 11) in 1910 at fifteen.  So would Tatiana have gotten hers in 1912 on her nameday, which I believe was in January?

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Re: Tatiana's regiment
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2004, 06:36:07 AM »
Here is a letter of Tatiaa for her cusine Louise de Montbatten:

"Tsarskoe Selo.

1910 17/30 Jan. Monday.

My darling Louise [of Battenburg, aka Mountbatten, our cousin and daughter of Mama's older sister Victoria],

I thank you many times for the letter. I was very pleased to get it. Tell your Mama and Papa that my Papa for my namesday gave me the regiment which before commanded your Grandfather Uncle Alexander, the 8 Lancer Wosnecenski. I do not know how to write the name as it is difficult from the Russian. I am so delighted I have got my own regiment. Olga also got when she was as old as I the hussar regiment, so now we both have one.

How are you, dear? You said that you hoped that none of us would get chicken pox, but of course I got it from Anastasia which is a great bore.

From the 2nd Jan. Alexei and I went to bed and lay till the 12th. I got up just for my namesday. Then in between Anastasia lay and also had influenza but the whole time we were all together. Baby is lying till now. Marie is also in bed, only Olga, Mama and Papa were not lying till now.

On the 6th Jan. just before our lessons began Olga went to Petersburg in the evening to the theatre, and came back very late and had to lie in the stupid bed. Better in any case do not show to anyone this letter, perhaps it is dangerous as I have got still chicken pox. Mama is now a little better but it makes her tired running every day three times a day upstairs to us whilst we were all in bed. How is your Mama, Papa and all?

Tell Nona [Kerr, Aunt Victoria's lady-in-waiting] I am awfully sorry I did not thank her for the letter which she sent me with the socks but each time I began I tore it up as I did not like it. I want to see you awfully, Louise darling.

Now good bye, my dearest Louisechen. Much love and kisses to you all from your ever loving cousin,

Tatiana.

P.S. Love to Clayden [Louise's own maid]."



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Re: Tatiana's regiment
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2005, 06:09:42 PM »
I have a question i've been wanting to ask, but had no one to ask until now!
What was the point of a regiment besides the pomp and ceremony?
Did they act as hussars to protect the Imperial Family?
I know surely they weren't the ones to go off the war! ::)
I feel dumb asking this, but I was just curious.
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Re: Tatiana's regiment
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2005, 12:44:03 PM »
what was her regiment btw?
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Re: Tatiana's regiment
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2005, 12:56:42 PM »
The 8th Voznesensky Lancer (=Uhlan) Regiment
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Re: Tatiana's regiment
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2005, 08:01:51 PM »
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The 8th Voznesensky Lancer (=Uhlan) Regiment

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What she said! lol.

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Re: Tatiana's regiment
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2005, 08:03:01 PM »
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what was her regiment btw?
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Re: Tatiana's regiment
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2005, 08:06:30 PM »
Here's for people who dont know what im talking about!  ;)

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Re: Tatiana's regiment
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2005, 04:10:34 AM »
thanks for the info, and my pic was given to me by a friend, i'm not sure who it might be, but it's just a bit random really!
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Re: Tatiana's regiment
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2005, 11:35:43 PM »
So I was looking at pictures of Tatiana in her uniform, then comparing to the actual in-color uniform and thinking that it CAN'T be right. I know it is, but I'd always thought that yellow of any hue turned white/light gray when converted to black and white. In pics of Tatiana, you can barely tell that there is a change of color there.... and the yellow part is darker than the blue part! It's just very strange to me. It's like when I found out that the bottom of Olga's uniform was brick red while the top was sky blue. Never saw it coming. Sorry, I'm done being confused (for the time being) :)
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Re: Tatiana's regiment
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2005, 04:50:20 AM »
The uniform on the black and white photo seems to be black because of the photographic chimical process of this times...
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Re: Tatiana's regiment
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2005, 04:06:17 PM »
Lisa is absolutely right : the photographic process used at the time makes yellow (and red too) look extremely dark on B&W photos. GD Tatiana’s uniform – which is currently shown at the « Nicholas and Alexandra At Home » exhibition, is the same that she wore in August 1913 when the B&W photo were taken after a review of Olga & Tatiana’s regiments (BTW some film of this review still exists).



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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2005, 08:25:11 PM »
I was just wondering about the colored photo's of the winter palace costume ball in 1903?
Was that your work? Were is it posted besides here,You know all of the photos?

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Re: Tatiana's regiment
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2005, 05:39:02 AM »
I posted the link where you already asked the question (I can't remeber where, perhaps about Europe crowns...) ;)

Wow Daniel, I didn't know that a film was made!...I'd like to see it! :D
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Re: Tatiana's regiment
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2005, 07:30:39 PM »
Tatiana (seated, at center) with her regiment, 5 August, 1913:


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