How many civilian and military intelligence agencies are sending representatives to his funeral to
make sure he's really dead pay their respect to a legend.
Don't forget Emil Holz, the first main character of this story and retired field marshal (no idea how to spell that in german) of the Luftwaffe.For the Kurfurst von Richthofen he will take a measure of some small pleasure of out lasting one his rivals while at the same time he is reminded his own mortality.
Emil has had some run ins with the Grand Admiral when Emil was the Chief of the OKW so there is going to be some conflicting thoughts and emotions when Emil breaks out his old uniform and medals to wear at the funeral.Don't forget Emil Holz, the first main character of this story and retired field marshal (no idea how to spell that in german) of the Luftwaffe.
I get the feeling that the Admiral’s wishes were to die as he lived, slipping quietly away into the fog, with just a restrained funeral service for family only. The offer of a state funeral and a banner at the War Museum in Berlin is another question altogether that perhaps only Esther and their daughters could answer.Cue the boys (and girls) in the protocol office as there is going to be a massive state funeral to plan.
The only unredacted copies of Jacob's autobiography are not slated for release until 31st of May 2016. By then, anyone inclined to start a war will probably be dead.I had forgotten that Charlotte was a Hapsburg. And it sounds as if her brother is up to his neck in negotiations to form TTL's version of the EU. One that excludes the German Empire.
Also RIP Jacob von Schmidt. I suspect his family will insist upon the traditional Jewish burial of within 24 hours of death. That should keep some of the vultures away, if so.
As for his memoir... its probably still classified "Burn BEFORE reading".
Just a thought: quiet family funeral at their usual synagogue.Also RIP Jacob von Schmidt. I suspect his family will insist upon the traditional Jewish burial of within 24 hours of death. That should keep some of the vultures away, if so.
Let’s not forget Jacob’s connection to the Russian royal family - his rescue of one of the Grand Duchesses (correct me if i‘m wrong, but was she Gia’s mother?) from the pitching, icy deck of a warship as the Romanovs were being smuggled out after the end of WW1 that earned him a Lifesaving Medal.Grand Admiral Jacob von Schmidt is viewed in Japan as a “Honorable Enemy “ who earned the title “The Spider” by the IJN.
Plus Empress Suga was “ rescued” by Tilo and the MA and was a guest along with her family on the Kaiser’s yacht.