GLIMPSES OF THE PAST

August 7, 2019

As the light faded, a train halted in the remote railway station of Lyubinskaya on the Trans-Siberian railway line. It was the evening of April 29, 1918, and there was nothing outwardly remarkable about the first-class railway carriage except the presence of a heavily...

November 7, 2018

At 2.05am, Monday 11 November 1918, a document emerged from a railway carriage stationed in the Forest of Compiegne. It was the Armistice Agreement and Germany's delegates were close to accepting the terms. After three days of talks, the German delegation stated they w...

August 4, 2018

On a beautiful sunny August bank holiday weekend in England 1914, England declared war on Germany and the world fell apart.  Only one week before, King George was telling his wife that he’d have to cancel his annual trip to Goodwood Races and was regretting the loss of...

July 4, 2018

Two weeks went by with no news from Austria. George still struggled with the Irish rebellion, Nicholas was still sunning himself on a Baltic cruise with his family and Wilhelm was still enjoying his annual yachting trip along the Norwegian coast. All three cousins were...

June 28, 2018

When the three grandsons of Queen Victoria stood side by side at the wedding of Kaiser Wilhelm's daughter to Prince Ernest August Duke of Cumberland, no one had any idea that a very real tragedy loomed silently on the horizon. The marriage was hailed as the end of the...

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