The Last Days of the Romanovs
George H. Doran Company, 1920 - 428 pages
A compilation and translation of the evidence obtained in an investigation by the Kolchak government of the murder of Czar Nicholas II and his family, supplemented by the personal narrative of Robert Wilton. cf. Publishers's note.
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This book was quite well written. The facts are there and as fascinating as they always have been. The Imperial family's time under house arrest at Ekaterina was difficult but their deaths were horrific and should never have occurred. Anyway, this was a good read. I do highly recommend it.
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Page 320 - Nicholas Romanoff. Recently Ekaterinburg, the capital of the Red Ural, was seriously threatened by the approach of the Czecho-Slovak bands. At the same time a counterrevolutionary conspiracy was discovered, having for its object the wresting of the tyrant from the hands of the Council's authority by armed force. In view of this fact the Presidium of the Ural Regional Council decided to shoot the ex-Tsar, Nicholas Romanoff.
Page 321 - It had been recently decided to bring the ex-Czar before a tribunal to be tried for his crimes against the people, and only later occurrences led to delay In adopting this course.
Page 221 - From a military point of view his journey was justified, for Russia had to be laid low. But our Government should have seen to it that we also were not involved in her fall.
Page 374 - Joint Foreign Committee of the Jewish Board of Deputies, and the Anglo-Jewish Association addressed to the League a further petition on which the Hungarian Government submitted its observations.
Page 111 - Jakolev appeared before the ex-Tsar; having asked the Empress to leave the room (which she refused to do), Jakolev began: — 'I have to tell you that I am the special representative of the Moscow Central Executive Committee, and my mission is to take all your family out of Tobolsk, but as your son is ill I have received a second order which says that you alone must leave.
Page 199 - When the room (which adjoins the store-room with a sealed door) was reached, Yurovsky ordered chairs to be brought, and his assistant brought three chairs. One chair was given to the Emperor, one to the Empress, and the third to the heir. The Empress sat by the wall by the window, near the black pillar of the arch. Behind her stood three of her daughters (I knew their faces very well, because I had seen them every day when they walked in the garden, but I didn't know their names). The heir and the...
Page 199 - Empress sat by the wall by the window, near the black pillar of the arch. Behind her stood three of her daughters (I knew their faces very well, because I had seen them every day when they walked in the garden, but I didn't know their names). The heir and the Emperor sat side by side almost in the middle of the room. Doctor Botkin stood behind the heir. The maid, a very tall woman, stood at the left of the door leading to the store-room; by her side stood one of the Tsar's daughters (the fourth)....
Page 363 - To overcome our enemies we must have our own Socialist Militarism. We must win over to our side 90 millions out of the 100 millions of population of Russia under the Soviets. As for the rest, we have nothing to say to them; they must be annihilated.
Page 200 - ... which was enclosed by a fence, but before I got to the street I heard the firing. I returned to the house immediately (only two or three minutes having elapsed), and upon entering the room where the execution had taken place, I saw that all the members of the Tsar's family were lying on the floor with many wounds in their bodies. The blood was running in streams. The doctor, the maid and two waiters had also been shot. When I entered the heir was still alive and moaned a little. Yurovsky went...