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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2010, 01:27:01 AM »
One more from the session of Olga and her mother.
This is a version Olga looking at us...


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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2010, 04:07:47 AM »
Yes. Yet she was the only Queen that was beloved by the Greek people. One miust also remember she was the niece of the autocrat of Russia.

actually, I totally agree with her )))
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« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2010, 02:31:21 AM »
well, it seems nothing will make greek people thinking a bit more kindly of their past kings (
yesterday I heard another kind remark on king George I: that is was his selling a great amount of stocks in the stock market that brought greece in the arms of the IMF for the first time in 1898!
the person who told me so, and apparently heard it on TV, is an MD and seemed someone who would normally be able to remember at least a few important facts in recent greek history, such as a lost greek-turkey war. yet, when I mentioned that to me it seemed highly insignificant what the king might have done with his own stocks vs a lost war, he didn't seem to even thing about it even for a moment. to him it was certainly the king who made us go in bankrupt!

I feel so sad to see what people know and are able to understand of their own country's history(

Clemence,
Can you please forward the nice Greek MD's details to me?
I will endeavour to remind him of some Greek history.
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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2010, 01:04:41 PM »
could anyone tell me if there's some book about queen olga and how she escaped russia after the revolution?
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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #34 on: September 01, 2010, 05:21:43 PM »
I think it was mentioned in her children's autobios.

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #35 on: September 03, 2010, 10:57:35 AM »
I think Olga is in a Greek dress in this picture, eventhough it was taken in Saint Petersburg.

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #36 on: September 07, 2010, 03:02:04 AM »
could anyone tell me if there's some book about queen olga and how she escaped russia after the revolution?
Olga left Russia with her lady in waiting and 2 maids in a railway car tacked on to a train of repatriated Austrian POW's. The departure was made possible bt one if the neutral foreign embassies (no doubt the Danish who had already taken her jewels out).
The train stopped during the night whilst still in Russia but the Queen and her attendants though mildly disturbed thought nothing of it....next morning they found their carriage in the middle of the train...
The Austrians on hearing that Soviets thinking that a Romanov was leaving were going to unhook the car and leave it in the path of a oncoming freight train had by manual means rearranged the formation of the train and saved her life.

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #37 on: September 07, 2010, 10:16:40 AM »
I think she had her "every day jewels" with her and her lady-in-waiting just like her sister-in-law, Minny did.  ;)

That was really too close for comfort.  :o

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #38 on: September 07, 2010, 02:34:19 PM »
could anyone tell me if there's some book about queen olga and how she escaped russia after the revolution?
Olga left Russia with her lady in waiting and 2 maids in a railway car tacked on to a train of repatriated Austrian POW's. The departure was made possible bt one if the neutral foreign embassies (no doubt the Danish who had already taken her jewels out).
The train stopped during the night whilst still in Russia but the Queen and her attendants though mildly disturbed thought nothing of it....next morning they found their carriage in the middle of the train...
The Austrians on hearing that Soviets thinking that a Romanov was leaving were going to unhook the car and leave it in the path of a oncoming freight train had by manual means rearranged the formation of the train and saved her life.

can't thank you enough! could you kindly tell where can I read about all this?
some time ago I met an old gentleman in the International Writers' and Translators' Centre of Rhodes who told me he was working on a book about how the old queen escaped russia ... and in that moment I realised I knew too little on this!
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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #39 on: September 07, 2010, 02:40:55 PM »
I think it would be nice to know where the information came from. Thanks in advance.  :)

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #40 on: September 07, 2010, 02:48:35 PM »
The story came from either a biography of her grand daughter Marina or the autobiographies of either her sons Nicholas or Christopher...none of which I have at hand I'm sorry to say.

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #41 on: September 08, 2010, 10:07:55 AM »
I think the 2 part article on her in Royalty Digest discussed it as well. Perhaps also Gilded Prism, Romanov Autumn and Flight of the Romanovs?
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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #42 on: September 08, 2010, 10:27:48 AM »
The story of her flight is mentioned in her son Prince Christophers memoirs and the POW's who saved her life were German....Forgive my mistake earlier...it was just from memory!

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #43 on: September 08, 2010, 10:53:11 AM »
It is ok. We read so many books that sometimes we forget whick book the info came from. That is why I am rereading some of my books lest memory start to play games on me.

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Re: King George I & Queen Olga (nee Romanov) of Greece, Part II
« Reply #44 on: October 22, 2010, 08:43:08 AM »
Queen Olga