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Re: Emperor Karl of Austria & Empress Zita, their family, Part II
« Reply #180 on: December 07, 2013, 07:44:41 AM »
Zita and her kids, around 1919-1920 :



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Re: Emperor Karl of Austria & Empress Zita, their family, Part II
« Reply #181 on: June 06, 2014, 05:13:56 PM »
I have some data on a couple of the photos:
reply 85 the men with the red cross and Knights of malta armbands are wearing the uniform of civilian officials
reply 102 Karl with the troops the book  Uniforms and equipment of the Austro-Hungarian army in World war I Spencer a Coil has this picture in color. and dates it as 1915. Przemyl was under siege and captured and held by the Russians the first have of 1915 so if it was taken at Przemyl in 1915 it was taken in the fall of that year. This book has a number of other pictures taken of karl in a 1917 visit to the Southern (Italian) front.

I hope this is of some use and interest.

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Re: Emperor Karl of Austria & Empress Zita, their family, Part II
« Reply #182 on: June 27, 2014, 12:29:35 PM »


Hi! As I understand she is the only daughter of Charles Adelheid.
Look at the color and texture of hair.
Where was this child in the previous 2 photos?
I think you will see there just Zita's niece.
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Re: Emperor Karl of Austria & Empress Zita, their family, Part II
« Reply #184 on: September 06, 2014, 06:29:08 PM »

http://www.crisismagazine.com/2012/blessed-karl-von-habsburg


http://mult-kor.hu/20121128_mibol_eltek_a_habsburgok_a_ket_vilaghaboru_kozott?pIdx=2

Has there been any talk of bringing Karl's remains back to Austria to lie next to Zita in the Imperial Crypt?

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Re: Emperor Karl of Austria & Empress Zita, their family, Part II
« Reply #185 on: September 06, 2014, 06:36:29 PM »
Two photos of Zita and Karl around the time of the engagement.



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Re: Emperor Karl of Austria & Empress Zita, their family, Part II
« Reply #186 on: May 25, 2016, 04:59:48 PM »
More pics and data on Kaiser Karl:

The great war channel week 95 has a picture of then archduke Karl this week they discuss the Asiago offensive or Strafexpedition (Punishment expedition). It began on 15 may 1916 and Karl was there as commander of the Austrian XX Corps.
This Austrian offensive made some gains and the Italians got into a panic and begged all their Allies for help. One result of this was the Russian Brussilov Offensive.

more information on youtube:

Strafexpedition: La Spedizione Punitiva 1916 has a film clip of Karl

boardgamegeek.com has the boardgame Strafexpedition 1916 played online

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Re: Emperor Karl of Austria & Empress Zita, their family, Part II
« Reply #187 on: October 08, 2016, 12:40:54 PM »
100 years ago AD Karl was put in command of Army Group Archduke Karl consisting of the Austrian 1st and 7th armies and the German 9th army. He was pretty much a figurehead a German General Hans Von Seekt ran things. One day Von Seekt was unhappy with the German 9th army's operations and sent an order for a detailed account of it's operations. The 9th army commander was General Von Falkenhayn the former Chief of Staff on the German army. He thought the order was unnecessary and refused to obey it as he had a battle to fight. One day Karl met up with Falkenhayn and things didn't go very well.
Falkenhayn: "What is your Imperial Highness thinking about? Who do you think is in front of you? I am a experienced Prussian General!"
Karl: said the order stands and walked off. I would say this incident didn't German-Austrian relations any good.

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Re: Emperor Karl of Austria & Empress Zita, their family, Part II
« Reply #188 on: October 09, 2016, 02:37:51 AM »
James

This is very interesting - especially when I always thought that Karl was a sensible fellow!

Hans von Seekt was an interesting figure. He subsequently became Commander in Chief of the German Army under the Weimar Republic, when it was limited by the Versailles Treaty to 100,000 men on a minimum of 12 years' service, to make it impossible to build up a large reserve. Seekt created a highly professional army with a nucleus of very able officers, which became the foundation for the very effective army of the Nazi period.

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