Thursday, October 30, 2014

Kaiser & Franz Josef lose British ranks

October 31, 1914

The German and Austrian Emperors have been "removed from the list of British Field Marshals in the Army list, just published, according to the New York Times.  Wilhelm II and Franz Josef have also been removed from the list of officers of the Royal Dragoons and King's Dragoon Guards.  Both were "respective Colonels in Chief" of the two regiments.

The Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Goth no longer appears on the list as Colonel in chief of the Seaforth Highlanders.

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