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History Channel's "Infamous Murders" on Tsar Nicholas II
« on: June 15, 2007, 09:12:44 PM »
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I wonder if anyone else has seen this (IMO very poorly done) series on The History Channel?   ???

I happened to turn it on last night and the last 10 or 15 minutes of this particular segment (which apparently was on "Famous Royal Murders") was on the murder of the Russian IF.

While it gave some same-old, same-old footage of the discovery of the burial and bones -- I was just about to turn it off and they showed a few video clips of the IF that I had never seen before!

One of them was Nicky and the Dowager Empress walking in some sort of procession -- it seemed to be maybe during the 1913 celebrations?
It was very very clear and the camera was very close to both of them -- Minnie looked wonderful in a white dress and big white veiled hat and parasol. 

The other one was some type of military inspection of Nicholas's - nothing spectacular but again it was very clear and the camera pretty close to Nicholas.

The third one was the shortest and most interesting.  It showed Olga A., Nicholas and a group of officers from the Standart on what looked like a picnic -- there was a Grand Duchess sitting next to Olga A. and laughing and it appeared to be Tatiana.  Unfortunately of the three clips it was the shortest and the poorest in quality also.  To see Tatiana sitting with Olga and laughing was really wonderful!  I have seen pics from what I'm assuming was the same occasion because of the hats and skirt/blouse combination worn by both Olga A. and the Grand Duchess. 

The other clip was one that I had seen before -- it was the well known one of the Grand Duchesses playing some game with officers of the Standart again -- in which one of them quite forcefully knocks down one of the Grand Duchesses after running after her!  I'm never sure which Grand Duchess is the one running, but you can see Marie turn her head and look at the camera and Anastasia as well.  Once again, I have seen pictures of this occasion in Beinecke as well.

Just curious as to whether anyone else caught this?  I'm constantly amazed by the amount of video of the IF that must be out there -- I keep seeing new clips (for me!).
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Re: History Channel's "Infamous Murders" on Tsar Nicholas II
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2007, 10:21:29 AM »
The History Channel in the USA shows different programming from HC's around the world.
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Re: History Channel's "Infamous Murders" on Tsar Nicholas II
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2007, 03:31:28 PM »
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Aloha!

Yes, over here in the U.S. we nickname the History Channel "The Hitler Channel" for the overabundance of programs devoted to him!   ::)

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Re: History Channel's "Infamous Murders" on Tsar Nicholas II
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2007, 05:11:17 PM »
HC leaves a lot to be desired... Now, History International is a different ball game. Much better programming. Last night was the 'Russia, the Land of the Tsars' night. Many other shows along those lines.

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Re: History Channel's "Infamous Murders" on Tsar Nicholas II
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2007, 06:16:31 PM »
I watched some of that, but it didn't really hold my interest. I think it had the "too much to cover in too little time" thing going on. But the scenery was terrific.
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Re: History Channel's "Infamous Murders" on Tsar Nicholas II
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2007, 07:11:54 PM »
Yep, that was key to the show really, the scenery... Nevertherless, a big improvement on the ole' Hitler Channel...

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Re: History Channel's "Infamous Murders" on Tsar Nicholas II
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2007, 08:08:17 PM »
I watched most of it. However I had to call it a night because of work. I much agree that the scenery was good. I thought it was pretty good overall.

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Re: History Channel's "Infamous Murders" on Tsar Nicholas II
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2007, 09:59:59 AM »
I have seen it.  The Infamous Murders series is interesting but the individual stories are very brief overviews of the murders, not in depth at all.  BTW, I like to call The History Channel the World War II channel & I have also heard it called All Hitler, All the Time.

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