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Re: Claimants of Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich
« Reply #525 on: August 19, 2012, 10:42:39 AM »
Out of all the members of the Imperial Family Alexei seems the least likely to have escaped the massacre due to his condition. How could he have recovered from multiple gunshot and stab wounds when a mere fall nearly ended his life years earlier?

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Re: Claimants of Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich
« Reply #526 on: August 19, 2012, 11:22:38 AM »
Out of all the members of the Imperial Family Alexei seems the least likely to have escaped the massacre due to his condition. How could he have recovered from multiple gunshot and stab wounds when a mere fall nearly ended his life years earlier?

  IMO, the answer:  He simply could not have.  

  At the end, he was in frail (and probably dangerously failing) health, even unable to walk.  I am NOT a believer.   Regards.  AP.

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Re: Claimants of Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich
« Reply #527 on: August 19, 2012, 11:28:24 AM »
After years of dealing with claimants and their supporters, it all boils down to this: People will believe what they want to believe, and will massage the facts to fit their beliefs and ignore the things that don't support their beliefs.  Science, hard data, real evidence and most especially rational logic have nothing to do with it, to those who want to believe.

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Re: Claimants of Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich
« Reply #528 on: August 19, 2012, 12:56:28 PM »
Out of all the members of the Imperial Family Alexei seems the least likely to have escaped the massacre due to his condition. How could he have recovered from multiple gunshot and stab wounds when a mere fall nearly ended his life years earlier?

  IMO, the answer:  He simply could not have.  

  At the end, he was in frail (and probably dangerously failing) health, even unable to walk.  I am NOT a believer.   Regards.  AP.


Totally agree with this. Also, the executioners would probably have had Alexei on top of their hit-list after Nicholas because he was the heir. If Alexei had escaped he would have been the a legitimate threat to the whole Revolution. The daughters would not have mattered so much because at the time male members of the Romanov family were still alive and therefore came before them in terms of succession.

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Re: Claimants of Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich
« Reply #529 on: August 20, 2012, 03:59:48 AM »
Agree entirely. The chances of Alexei surviving the massacre are so low as to be non-existent. Even if by some chance he did, the chances of anyone getting him safely away were non-existent for the purely practical reason that he could not walk. A small child being carried about will escape notice, a tall and lanky teenage boy will not, and wheelchairs were not ubiquitous then as they are now.

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Re: Claimants of Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich
« Reply #530 on: August 20, 2012, 02:03:44 PM »
I also very much agree with what has just been said. Alexei had very little chance of surviving.

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Re: Claimants of Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich
« Reply #531 on: November 06, 2015, 07:48:23 PM »
Has anyone researched old newpaper articles regarding the survival of Tsar Nicholas II and family.I believe there was one out of France I found it once.
If anyone has access to historic newpapers could you reprint for everyone to review ?
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Re: Claimants of Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich
« Reply #532 on: November 06, 2015, 08:04:09 PM »
Can someone post the very last years photograph's of Tsar Nicholas II's children ?
They were so much older than so many of the photographs always show. I would
also really like to see as many photographs anyone has of Alexei age 14,15 . I don't
know why they always show them very young when in fact...they weren't all that little.

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Re: Claimants of Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich
« Reply #533 on: November 07, 2015, 09:15:56 AM »
Those photos are all over this forum and the internet. Just search for them and they are easily found. Better than cluttering up this thread by repeating them.

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Re: Claimants of Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich
« Reply #534 on: November 07, 2015, 11:09:37 AM »
Note that Alexei was two weeks short of his fourteenth birthday at the time he was killed. There are few pictures of any of the family taken after they left Tsarskoye Selo in August 1917, just after Alexei's thirteenth birthday.

The last photographs of any of them were taken on the journey from Tobolsk to Ekaterinburg in April 1918. At the time Alexei had just had a major haemorrhage, and did not look anything like he did when in normal health.

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Re: Claimants of Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich
« Reply #535 on: November 07, 2015, 11:21:04 AM »
Yeah, even if Alexei hadn't been killed outright, he would have quickly bled out, due to his condition.