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Re: Emperor Karl of Austria & Empress Zita, their family, Part I
« Reply #316 on: September 07, 2009, 11:08:53 AM »
Did you color the last one? It's really nice

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« Reply #317 on: September 07, 2009, 01:18:57 PM »
Did you color the last one? It's really nice

No, I didn't colored it, actually I can't decide if this is a colored photo or a portrait...however there is the same picture on the cover of the book that I'm reading right now... http://www.identitanazionale.it/carlo.jpg

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« Reply #318 on: September 07, 2009, 02:04:04 PM »
i think its a handtinted picture ;)
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« Reply #319 on: September 09, 2009, 09:03:07 AM »
The Little Entente comprised Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Romania, and large chunks of the first two nations had been carved out of the Austrian Empire.  Their inhabitants had never been fans of the Austrian rule and regardless of actual personalities, the Habsburgs appeared in a negative light to many of their former subjects, of the Kingdom of Bohemia or states such as Bosnia Herzegovina, for example.  France, no friend to the Habsburgs, had backed the formation of the Little Entente, which was intent on preserving its individual nations' sovereign status and opposing any hint of Habsburg monarchical ambitions.  Karl had a hereditary claim to the Kingdom of Bohemia and former states under the Austrian Empire and the LE could well have seen in a new Hungarian Habsburg monarch a nation's excuse for doing a bit of land-grabbing from its neighbours - whether or not Karl wanted it.  WWI had seen many rulers fail to check national ambitions - no one thought of the Emperors Franz Josef or Nicholas II as being rabid warmongers for example, but they were propelled to war nevertheless - and Karl's political potential may well have appeared far too threatening to the LE and its backers despite his obvious personal lack of desire for conquest.   So really, Karl's personality had nothing to do with the fears and aims of the Little Entente, which were basically focused on his imperial name.  But his failure to grasp the realpolitik of this very complex and volatile situation would have been another reason for Horthy to decline to back such a sadly naive Habsburg.

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« Reply #320 on: September 12, 2009, 08:51:06 AM »
That makes a lot of sense----thanks for answering!

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« Reply #321 on: September 25, 2009, 11:43:12 AM »
I tried to find detailed informations about the time that Zita and her children spent in Québec, but unfortunately I haven't found nothing of satisfactory, I just know that they arrived in New York on july 27, 1940.

They lived for a time in Tuxedo park, in Suffern, NY, and after they moved to Québec.

Zita decided to come back in Europe in 1952.


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« Reply #322 on: September 26, 2009, 01:48:55 PM »
Emperor Karl and Empress Zita inspecting a flag during the War :











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Re: Emperor Karl of Austria & Empress Zita, their family, Part I
« Reply #323 on: September 26, 2009, 03:40:26 PM »
Do you have some images (paintings &/or photos) about young Karl and Zita?
You know after of becoming Emperors of Austria Hungary

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Re: Emperor Karl of Austria & Empress Zita, their family, Part I
« Reply #324 on: September 27, 2009, 05:51:07 AM »
There are some photos of young Karl in the previous pages, take a look to Aglaya's posts #167 and 169...and also, I'd like to see some photos of young Zita...

Or do you mean photos of their adolescence?...I will try to find some...
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Re: Emperor Karl of Austria & Empress Zita, their family, Part I
« Reply #325 on: October 02, 2009, 12:14:38 PM »
Here are some photos of young Karl I could find:


With his mother Maria Josepha, around 1892


With the Emperor Franz Joseph at Cannes in 1894

Young man :



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Re: Emperor Karl of Austria & Empress Zita, their family, Part I
« Reply #326 on: October 02, 2009, 12:28:26 PM »
Thank you very much KarlandZita, he was a lovely boy and a very handsome young man ;-)

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Re: Emperor Karl of Austria & Empress Zita, their family, Part I
« Reply #327 on: October 02, 2009, 02:47:26 PM »
Emperor Karl and Empress Zita inspecting a flag during the War :




i think this picture is sooo funny... karl looks like hmm yeah its nice from this sight 2 haha


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« Reply #328 on: October 03, 2009, 04:57:44 AM »
That's why I wanted to post it with the others because I also found very amusing. Karl seems so interested in what he presents, so concentrated and so impregnated with his task that seems so trivial but which was part of being a sovereign.

One can also observe the similar interest from Zita.
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Re: Emperor Karl of Austria & Empress Zita, their family, Part I
« Reply #329 on: October 04, 2009, 07:31:39 AM »
Emperor Karl and Empress Zita inspecting a flag during the War :

Do you know where I can find that video?, I know that it's from the Istituto Luce but I can't find it on their web site, thank you in advance.