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Offline dunya

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Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« Reply #255 on: March 17, 2007, 12:50:03 PM »
Oh, being short is not a bad thing, its just the topic question is ''how tall was he'' and he was a short person, especially compares to other members of his family, even to his wifey.

Btw I think Napoleon was very short and wearing heels too  ;) I dont think Nikolai was wearing high heels though..

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Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« Reply #256 on: March 17, 2007, 06:47:36 PM »
Hello all,
I dont know if anyone has translated this, on other threads,

Transcription:

Praises, officer's commands and hoorays for 1 min 50 sec

- 1:50 Brothers (an intimate version of the word, like buddies), thank you for the glorious parade!
- (soldiers)
- 2:09 Thank you brothers (ahain, buddies) for excellent manouevres!
- (soldiers)

I recommend to watch Alexander Sokurov's Russian Ark. It features a few scenes depicting NII and his family.

Thanks for sharing, I never heard his voice.

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Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« Reply #257 on: March 17, 2007, 06:48:53 PM »
Forgot to add {military greetings} after (soldiers) in my previous message.

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Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« Reply #258 on: March 17, 2007, 08:28:58 PM »
Transcription:

Praises, officer's commands and hoorays for 1 min 50 sec

- 1:50 Brothers (an intimate version of the word, like buddies), thank you for the glorious parade!
- (soldiers)
- 2:09 Thank you brothers (ahain, buddies) for excellent manouevres!
- (soldiers)

Thank you Dunya! I think this is the first translation we've had of the clip.  :)
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Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« Reply #259 on: March 18, 2007, 10:21:42 AM »
You're welcome, it was nice to hear his voce  :)

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Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« Reply #260 on: March 20, 2007, 09:43:54 PM »
I've always loved this clip...so much that I've become interested in music from the 1910's-20s and the Edison cyndrylical cans that were used in such recordings.  Hazy...fuzy...but still great!

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Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« Reply #261 on: March 24, 2007, 01:44:03 PM »


  Sarushka, merci beaucoup for the link, especially since the thread -opening link was , unfortunately, worthless.
  I too thought his voice was surprisingly strong, especially the first bit. He certainly didn't come across as soft-spoken or weak; not that he could afford to be in front of fighting men.
 
   Anybody have an idea of the date or occasion of this recording?
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Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« Reply #262 on: April 08, 2007, 03:24:04 AM »
And where is Nickey voice ?
There are solders adn officers ...

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Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« Reply #263 on: April 08, 2007, 09:51:54 AM »
And where is Nickey voice ?
There are solders adn officers ...
I don't know the timing but his voice would be the last man that speaks alone then the soilders then the end which I think is 2:09

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Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« Reply #264 on: April 08, 2007, 09:53:13 AM »
Yes, as I said earlier in the thread, you'll hear Nicholas's voice at 2:09, when he says "spaseeba braht."
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Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« Reply #265 on: April 08, 2007, 01:34:04 PM »
Wow!! First time I ever heard anyone of the IF voice. Not what I expected. He sounded really softspoken.

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Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« Reply #266 on: April 11, 2007, 09:31:25 AM »
You hear him speaking twice. I don't know that I agree that he sounded soft-spoken.

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Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« Reply #267 on: April 11, 2007, 07:51:51 PM »
Humm...His voice is very agreeable, but it sounds quite firm to me, and in any way soft-spoken. In fact, I was surprised that Nicholas could have this kind of voice. But it is a very nice one.

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Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« Reply #268 on: April 11, 2007, 08:18:15 PM »
I think it's impossible to judge whether or not NII was soft-spoken based on a recording of him shouting to a large gathering of troops... :-\
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Re: Personal Attributes of Nicholas II
« Reply #269 on: April 12, 2007, 03:31:16 AM »
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I think it's impossible to judge whether or not NII was soft-spoken based on a recording of him shouting to a large gathering of troops...


I agree. I also think that it may be a bit irrational to assume that because he seemed to be a generally agreeable, family man, he had a particular type of voice (i.e. quiet, shy, unassuming).


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