Monday, November 29, 2010

Constantine readies return

November 29, 1920

By Special Cable to the New York Times.

King Constantine of the Hellenes and and his "fellow exiles" in Lucerne are making preparations for their return to Athens as soon as the results of Sunday's referendum are announced.  A special train "has been charted," and the Italian government has guaranteed "its safe passage through to Brindisi," where the King, Queen Sophie and other members of the royal family, will board a warship for their journal to Athens.
The exact date of departure has not been determined, but a member of Constantine's suite told the New York Times correspondent "but that doesn't matter, because our servants have everything so arranged that they can pack up in three hours."

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