Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)VD/29
TitleLetter from Prince Dolgorukov to Count Benckendorff
Extent1 item
DescriptionLetter dated August 2 1916 written from the General Headquarters of the Imperial Army. Dolgorukov reports that the guards operation was unsuccessful stating that the rear experienced heavy casualties where large numbers of German aircraft dropped a huge quantity of bombs at a site where there were no anti-aircraft guns. Bezobrazov, Rauch and Ignatiev are being blamed for the disaster but so far there have been no changes in command, Dolgorukov then goes on to speak of further military details. Petitions for the release and pardon of Rubinstein and others have been received, they have been accused of transferring gold and buying up bills of exchange in Germany and of misusing public funds. Staff are being pestered with requests, at the desire of the Empress, that Spiridovich be invited to Sunday breakfasts with the Tsar, however, Voyeikov opposes this claiming it could set a precedent and cause envy amongst others.
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