Blood and Ice- The forgotten story of the Christmas Battle

Blood and Ice- The forgotten story of the Christmas Battle

A Misunderstood Monument In Riga’s old town there stand an imposing monument. It’s called the Latviešu strēlnieki, or Lativan riflemen monument. It consists of three men wearing Tsarist era uniforms clutching rifles standing back to back. With resolute expressions they gaze outward. They stand as sentinels, one looking toward the Gulf of Riga the other two silently watching Latvia’s borderlands. The …

An Imperial Killing, The Legend of the Romanov Murders

An Imperial Killing, The Legend of the Romanov Murders

A Worrisome Discovery On July 25th of 1918 the White Guard, a force made up of  a motely mixture of Russian monarchists, democrats, right-wing socialist, (all of them vehemently anti-communists) along with their allies The  Czech legion entered the Siberian city of Ekaterinburg. The men were exhausted after weeks of hard fighting to dislodge the well entrenched Bolshevik Red army. Yet they …

Of Vampires and the Great War

Of Vampires and the Great War

  Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens Nine years before Bela Lugosi donned a black cape and uttered his immortal words, “I- am Dracula” in his characteristic Hungarian accent. There was another man who portrayed the role of the undead blood feasting Vampire on the silver screen. The actor’s name was Max Schreck, an early 20th century German stage actor and …