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Offline Sarastasia

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Telegram from Nikolai to Albert I
« on: April 30, 2007, 12:27:12 PM »
I recently went to Brussels, and while going around the Bellevue! museum, I found this telegram from Tsar Nikolai II that he sent to Albert I of Belgium upon the occupation of his country.

I believe it reads something along the lines of,
23 hours [11pm]
Telegram from Peterhof 19h 33
His Majesty the King of Belgium,
With a sentiment of sincere admiration for the valliant Belgian Army. I pray your Majesty to believe my cordial [warm-hearted] sympathy and to accept my congratulations on the success of this heroic conflict for the independence of your country.
(Signed) Nicolas

Forgive my poor translation -- I don't speak French! So do feel free to give a more accurate/better translation!!!


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Re: Telegram from Nikolai to Albert I
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2007, 09:37:01 AM »
I remember reading in a letter from N to A that in februari 1917 N & A received some decorations from Albert I and N asked A to send Albert a cross.
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