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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #975 on: April 06, 2013, 04:55:45 PM »
I'm not sure if I've mentioned this but I've been to Edinburgh Castle, where they had a Royal Scots Dragoon Gurads museum, and they have a huge portrait of Nicolas II in there and a photo of him too. It's pretty good!

I must admit, Ann, I'd do the same as you!

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #976 on: April 29, 2013, 08:54:23 PM »
I wouldn't call my self obsessed but...

You're watching Wreck it Ralph and the character named Felix gets called a civilian and you think about Olga's letter to her pa.

For those who don't know what I mean:

"Felix is a 'downright civilian,' dressed all in brown, walked to and fro about the room, searching in some bookcases with magazines and virtually doing nothing; an utterly unpleasant impression he makes – a man idling in such times," Olga wrote to her father, Tsar Nicholas II, on 5 March 1915



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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #977 on: August 30, 2013, 02:08:13 PM »
YKYOWTRW you name your brand new DSLR camera 'Masha' in memory of Maria Nicholaevna because she was an avid photographer.
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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #978 on: August 30, 2013, 05:36:56 PM »
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YKYOWTRW you name your brand new DSLR camera 'Masha' in memory of Maria Nicholaevna because she was an avid photographer

LOL!  Good one, Allison.
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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #979 on: February 23, 2014, 07:46:54 PM »
Seeing Lenin's statue being pulled down by protestors in Kiev made me smile.     This was last night but two months ago Kiev protestors also pulled down another Lenin statue.     It makes me think of the IF and wonder how so much has changed in almost 100 years.   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvWohthpZzY

This footage was from 2 months ago.
Though kind of ironic since we know any statues of the IF were also pulled down by protestors.
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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #980 on: February 26, 2014, 07:50:26 PM »
YKYOWTRW you despite your fascination with Albania wishes Spence Olchin in the King of Queens had been "Lithuanian-American" instead of Albanian-American, as that would have meant his ancestors emigrated from a minority persecuted by the Tsarist authorities in a way as quirky as himself.
(And would have gone much better with his complexion and figure too!)

And YKYOWTRW you want to rename "The King of Queens" "Царь Царицына*" instead of "Король Квинса" in Russian :-)

* I'm not sure if Queens evokes the same kind of heroïsm as Stalingrad (formerly Tsaritsyn, now Volgograd), but certainly some snobs can be as prejudiced against Queens as against Stalingrad!
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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #981 on: January 04, 2016, 02:21:42 PM »
When you're on holiday in Tenerife and find yourself thinking, 'If this was Madeira I could visit the tomb of Karl of Austria-Hungary.'

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #982 on: January 04, 2016, 05:44:44 PM »
The greatest loss to WW I history is:

1. The destruction of much of the British army's WW I records in a 1940 bombing raid

2. The destruction of much of the German Army's WW I records in a 1945 bombing raid

3. The destruction of about 80% of the US militaries personel records form the period 1912 to 1960 in a 1973 warehouse fire

4. The destruction of Alexandra's and OTMAAs diaries and letters

If you answer number 4 you are clearly obsessed with the Romanovs

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #983 on: January 05, 2016, 06:25:47 AM »
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The destruction of much of the British army's WW I records in a 1940 bombing raid

The destruction of much of the German Army's WW I records in a 1945 bombing raid

Sad irony that records of one war was destroyed in another.
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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #984 on: January 05, 2016, 10:49:10 AM »
A problem for me, as the service records of both my grandfathers were among those destroyed.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #985 on: January 06, 2016, 06:37:12 AM »
Sorry to hear that, Ann. 
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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #986 on: January 06, 2016, 10:03:22 AM »
It's very frustrating, especially as both died before I was born, so I wasn't able to ask them anything.

One grandfather was in the Royal Engineers, which was an absolutely huge organisation, so even pinning him down to a particular unit is difficult.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #987 on: January 07, 2016, 06:36:50 AM »
It sucks that all that info was lost.  Hard to research your own family history when so much is no longer available. 
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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #988 on: January 10, 2016, 09:10:16 PM »
It looks like my effort to be funny wasn't. Sorry about that Ann. I understand about 60% of the personel records from the British army records were destroyed. However, there were sometimes duplicate records kept at the local level so you might make a posting on the Great War forum and they might be able to help you.


More on you know your obsessed with the Romanovs: You buy a set of 1/72nd scale soldiers and paint them up as the regiment of your favorite Romanovs regiment These are from the Napoleonic period:

Russian:

Hat Dragoons Kazan Maria Ns regiment

Hat Cuirassers Chevalier Garde DE Maria Fs

Zvezda Hussars Elizabethgrad Olga Ns
                       Alexandria Alexandra Fs
                       Akhtyrsk Olga As

Zvezda Polish Lancers convert to Guards Lancers Alexandra Fs

Hat 1805 Infantry 48th Odessa regiment from which the 148th Caspian Regiment was formed Anastasia Ns

believe it or not I did this. I collect and paint model soldiers in this scale. My Hussars are painted as Olga Ns

For more information see:
plasticsoldierreview.com

hat.com were they have a forum for questions where I got the information on the Lancers

Osprey has books on uniforms of the Russian army uniforms of all the Romanovs wars.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #989 on: May 24, 2016, 09:35:27 PM »
...you're willing to watch most anything as long as it happens during the time that they were alive