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Prince Danilo – “The Guns of August 1914”, Barbara Tuchman

March 29th, 2012 · No Comments · History, Humour

The last-named, Prince Danilo, ‘an amiable, extremely handsome young man of delightful manners’, resembled the Merry Widow’s lover in more than name for, to the consternation of British functionaries, he had arrived for the funeral the night before accompanied by a ‘charming young lady of great personal attractions’ whom he introduced as his wife’s lady-in-waiting, come to London to do some shopping.’

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