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Böhm, C - Eben noch Kronleuchtern

Böhm, C - Eben noch Kronleuchtern
"Our life is like an exciting novel, everything arrives on the hour." (Princess Wiltrud of Bavaria) On the night of 7 to 8 November 1918 King Ludwig III of Bavaria falls as the first German Sovereign from his throne. His escape from Munich together with his family and servants is difficult to trace. Author Christiane Böhm has discovered the diaries of the princess Wiltrud in the archives of the Wittelsbach family. They show an unique image behind the scenes of those turbulent days and for the first time this is published in detail. The queen is seriously ill and her relatives are afraid of the same fate as the Russian Romanov family. The youngest daughter is worried about the realization of her painstakingly arranged marriage and her fiancé is an eyewitness to the deadly shots of the revolutionary leader and the Bavarian Prime Minister Kurt Eisner. "Who could have dreamed of that! After the thousand anniversary of the Bavarian dynasty - such a sudden end!" On November 7, 1918, the Bavarian Kingdom was the first of more than 20 European monarchies who, due to the war, ceased to exist. "Just below the chandeliers ..." gives the reader an exclusive insight into the personal tragedy of the Bavarian royal family. Hardback, in German, 180 pages, with more than 40 historical images.
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