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Old 04-16-2011, 08:03 AM
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This was rare, an escort of nine, could have covered the monarch, the distance that existed, and yet it is curious that an escort of nine left this space, and curiously fully exposed to the King. What did they escorting the wall or the King?

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Old 04-23-2011, 12:13 PM
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My dear Nikolopoulos,

But are you suggesting that the nine were assigned to escort and protect the King? If so, then I would agree that with nine escorts, the King should not have been assassinated by a lone person.

But from what I understand, the King, although required to have an escort, loved to walk among his people and after nearly fifty years on the throne was well liked. This was a tragic act which the government, and the royal family, could not have imagined taking place. Therefore, I don't think the escort was there to necessarily protect King George against a perceived threat to his majesty.

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Old 04-23-2011, 12:25 PM
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I only say it was easy to assassinate the King, he was loved by his people, but , in Greece had anarchists, it was knew and the King was the target
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Nikolopoulus View Post
I only say it was easy to assassinate the King, he was loved by his people, but , in Greece had anarchists, it was knew and the King was the target
My dear Nikolopoulos,

I always thought this was the act of a mad man, and a loner. Can you give me more information about the anarchists and how they plotted to kill the King?
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:59 AM
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When the King was assasinated he had only one escort with him, a Major Fragoudis I believe. There was only one more assasination attempt that I know against him in the past , the year after the disaster of the 1897 Grecko -Turkish war - again he had no protection then, it was only him and Princess Marie on an open landau with the driver and a servant, so yes the Greek royals used to have minimum protection back then , no more than a couple of escorts perhaps. But what the King did to Thessaloniki , wandering around the city with only an aide de camp at his side what very reckless and very stupid. Thessaloniki had only been under the Greek authority for 5 monthsand that authority was not cemented , the Bulgarian army was still camping outside the city and the population was a mixture of Greeks, Jews, Turks , Serbs and Bulgarians and many others, all men with different, conflicting interests and the fact that the Greeks got that city for their own only a few hours before the Bulgarians arrived made many people angry. So in such a time, when there were perhaps many different foreign agents still at the city and given the tension between the different minorities which lived there, I cannot understand how the police and the Royal Family allowed him to continue taking his usual afternoon walks with so little protection
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but the painting is a reconstruction of the facts, and in the photo it is seen several guards, one this near the monarch the rest were arresting the assassin. The King Federico VIII, brother of King George, had not escort when he died of an attack to the heart, in a bank of a park. The police found his body 48 hours more later
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:15 PM
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Did the government feel it had failed its King by assigning a different motive to the killing (that the socialist was upset because the King would not give him any money?)? It would be easy to assign blame for failing to protect the monarch during this turbulent time.

Do you also believe the government killed the assassin but made it look like a suicidal or an accidental fall from the window?
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Funeral Of King George I Of Greece at Salonika(1913)

6 August 1195,Death of Henry the Lion,Duke of Saxony and Bavaria
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Thank you snow flower for that information it sheds more light on the overall picture at that time.
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King Othon`s Heirs

The great powers orchestrated the 1862 coup, removing their previously favoured dynasty and imposing a new one of their own choosing. In those circumstances, it is understandable that the Wittelsbachs` might be reluctant to pursue their succession rights, challenging the legitimacy of the Glucksburgs in Greece would in effect be challenging the collective will of Great Britain, Russia and France. That said, is there evidence that any of the Wittelsbach princes did indeed pursue their claims to the Greek throne?
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In Prince Philip, Philip Eade wrote:

So determined was he to master the Greek language and customs that over the next four years George I never left the country, travelling instead to all corners of his realm by ship, carriage, mule and on foot.
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