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Re: Empress Alexandra's War Relief Work July 1914 - February 1917
« Reply #210 on: January 09, 2018, 06:01:53 PM »
On the Great war forum section Women and the great war there is a posting on Nurses serving in Moscow and St Petersberg 1914-1918 There are  a number of replies dealing with the Anglo-Russian hospital. They include photos one looks like AOTMA and the other has ON TN, DEMF, Maria P the elder, and Victoria M (Ducky)

I recently read a Russian memoir on the Anglo-Russian Hospital in St. Petersburg with quite a few negative comments about the Ambassador's wife Mrs. Buchanan which surprised me as I had believed she was beloved in the community.

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Re: Empress Alexandra's War Relief Work July 1914 - February 1917
« Reply #211 on: April 15, 2018, 08:28:33 PM »
Recently I read the book "Russia's sisters of Mercy in the Great war" by Laurie Stoft I would say it is the book on Russia's nurses in WW I has an account of a nurse that worked on a hospital train. Also Lenin's sister Maria was a nurse in WW I among other stuff.

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Re: Empress Alexandra's War Relief Work July 1914 - February 1917
« Reply #212 on: January 19, 2019, 09:14:21 PM »
In her 21 November (4 December NS) 1914 letter to Nicholas Alexandra mentions Warsaw being bombed and the hospital train of their son stuck in the city while this is going on

Alfred Know in his book "With the Russian Army 1914-1917" (see archive.org) Volume I  page 198 has "German aeroplanes throw bombs daily on Warsaw" 5 December 1914 NS

the German 9th Army was outside Warsaw at this time and 20 November 1914 had the following FFA 30,4,25,17,15

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Re: Empress Alexandra's War Relief Work July 1914 - February 1917
« Reply #213 on: July 13, 2019, 03:43:18 PM »
correction it should be FFA 4b (Bavarian)

There is a book out "The Great War's Finest An Operational History of the German Air Service Volume 1 Western Front 1914" by matt Bowden It is a fine work on the German air service pre war and with its operations in the West in 1914 and how well it preformed. It looks like the author has more books on the German Air Service in the works. I will let you know when they come out.

Grif if you have any other info on Alexandra's or one of the other hospital trains belonging to the IF being bombed post it here and if you have a date and location I might be able to ID the unit that did it.

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Re: Empress Alexandra's War Relief Work July 1914 - February 1917
« Reply #214 on: February 27, 2021, 03:05:40 PM »
Just to say, I am looking for some information on the Empress's "Olga" Foundling homes that she established in St. Petersburg and Moscow in 1898.

I was sent a file on the homes with photographs, years ago, but cannot recall who sent it to me and cannot find it among my files.

Hope everyone is looking forward to the Spring!!!!

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Re: Empress Alexandra's War Relief Work July 1914 - February 1917
« Reply #215 on: March 05, 2021, 01:47:15 PM »
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I have some info for you there is a book in the works: Shooting the Front the Eastern Front Book 1 Without Flyers No Tannenberg it deals with air operations on both sides in the early war period in East Prussia includes the battles of Tannenberg Masurian Lakes ect and early operations of the Ilya Muromets 4 engine aircraft. I got a copy of a early rough draft and it is piece of very impressive research. It is due out either later this year or early next year. There will be other books in this series dealing with later air operations in the east.

In the Imperial Russian History section I have a post leading to a site dealing with Imperial Russian army bios ria1914.info/index.pap

How is your book Alexandra's wartime relief work doing? If you have any questions on air operations ect just ask me and i may find someone to answer them.