Author Topic: Anastasia - Hero?  (Read 8889 times)

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Re: Anastasia - Hero?
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2005, 04:39:52 PM »
wow do you know the specifics? like was it in a pool or a lake or something?

I don't know where,but I know that a wave took her and her father grabbed her by her hair and she thought it was Neptune,but I read that in the Royal Diaries,so I don't know if it's true or not.....but yes,I do remember that from "Nicholas and Alexandra" by Massie

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Re: Anastasia - Hero?
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2005, 11:25:45 AM »
From Nicholas & Alexandra -- Paperback -- Pg.173-174

"Once in 1906, Nicholas was swimming in the surf with his four daughters when a large wave swept over them. The Tsar and the three older girls rose to the crest of the wave, but Anastasia, then five, disappeared. 'Little Alexis' [aged two] and I saw it happen from the beach,' wrote the Tsar's sister Olga Alexandrovna. 'The child, of course, didn't realize the danger, and kept clapping his hands at the tidal wave. Then Nicky dived again, grabbed Anastasia by her long hair, and swam back with her to the beach. I had gone cold with terror'"

wow.  now I want that book!