Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Czar Nicholas II Reviewing Troops at Krasnoye Selo

Some very rare and excellent footage of the Czar Martyr along with the Czarevitch Alexei and various members of the Imperial Court reviewing troops during the summer military encampment at Krasnoye Selo. Among those who are can be identified are the Grand Duke Nicholas (later Russian military commander during World War I) and the elderly Count Vladimir Fredericks the head of the Imperial Household from 1897 to the fall of the monarchy in 1917. The date is uncertain but most likely in the late 1900's.



Your Excellency said...

The late 1900s, you say? I think videography was more advanced than this in, say, 1999.

I think you meant something else.

Larry Tennant said...

...meaning "between 1900 and 1909". If you wanted to say late in the century, you could say "late 1990s". I thought the same thing at first...but how do you clearly say it when you are referring to the first decade of a century? Maybe "late in the first decade of the 1900s?"

John (Ad Orientem) said...

I meant the second half of the first decade of the 20th century and maybe the first couple of years of the next. Probably 1909-1912. The Czarevitch Alexei was not born until 1904. So that gives us a clue right there.