Friday, August 2, 2013


GO The Kaiser's letters to the TsarOn The fall of Port Arthur was a dire foretelling of the Russian Revolution and the dissolving of the privelaged world of comfort and monarchies existing for at least 300 years as the fall of the houses of Hohenzollern, Hapsburg and Romanov occured fitfully as WWI ended and so did a prosaic age of the Emperors and their tied in comforts and family . The Bolsheviks,communism, and the Nazi juggernaut would herald the coming barbarisms even after the advent of the cold war and the information age. The letter of Willy to Nicky referenced above to their "glorification" of a false heroism at the fall of the Port.
The 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty was celebrated in 1913