Thursday, October 9, 2014

Infant Alexis rouses loyalty

October 9, 1904

The infant Tsarevich Alexis carried out his first "patriotic duty," having accompanied his parents, the Emperor and Emperor of Russia, to inspect the fleet at Reval before its departure, reports the Chicago Tribune.

The sight of Empress Alexandra carrying the infant heir "stirred every fiber, loyalty, patriotism, and devotion," of the entire fleet, from the admiral to the cabin boys.

The presence of the "young Empress" served to "complete the happiness of everyone.  There has never been a more "touching appeal" than that of Nicholas II and his young son "engaging his men to fight for Russia.

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