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1936 Manuscript River Rhine Cruise
This is a beautifully compiled photograph album recording a Holiday to Germany in September 1936, with very nice annotations recording all the places pictured, includes a folding colour map of the Rhine, the author of the album first visited Cologne, then after touring the city they board a Steamer down the River Rhine, visiting Bonn and Beethoven's House, then to Konigswinter, then up the Drachenfels by train, then down the river to Koblenz, and the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and Kaiser Wilhelm Statue, a friendly meeting German Soldiers, then to Boppard, visiting the streets of the town which had been decorated in honour of the Bishop's visit. The party ascend the Loreley and note "Here a Horseman rode to his death seeking a Rhine Maiden", then to Assmannshausen, a visit to Castle Rheinstein, The Krone Hotel, Rudesheim, then to Wiesbaden, and Castles along the River, Hot Springs at Wiesbaclem, the tour ending at Mayence, after leaving Germany the author visits Belgium visiting Brussels and Bruges, then over the Dutch border to Sluis in Holland, before returning to England by Ostend to Dover, then by train to Torquay in Devon for a few days. the album measures 11 inches by 8 inches and contains 68 photographs and postcards, plus a few other pieces of ephemera, all beautifully captioned in lovely hand writing with hand coloured border designs unfortunately there are no names in the book to identify the author A BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED ABLUM RECORDING A CRUISE DOWN THE RHINE IN GERMANY IN 1936 NOT LONG BEFORE WORLD WAR TWO
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