Count Witte: If Russia mobilizes, there will be a war. Tsar Nicholas II: The Austrians are shelling Belgrade. We must be ready to defend ourselves. I'm ordering prayers for peace to be said in all the

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Count Witte:
If Russia mobilizes, there will be a war.
Tsar Nicholas II:
The Austrians are shelling Belgrade. We must be ready to defend ourselves. I'm ordering prayers for peace to be said in all the churches. But, now if you'll excuse me, I must see my ministers for armaments and recruitment.
Count Witte:
It is in our hands, not God's. He gave us minds to reason. We can talk sanity to lunatics. We can calm mad dogs. God help us if we have to start praying! We can pray when we bury the dead!

Transcript:
If Russia mobilizes,
there will be a war.
The Austrians are shelling Belgrade.
We must be ready to defend ourselves.
I'm ordering prayers for peace
to be said in all the churches.
But now I must see my ministers
for armaments and recruitment.
It is in our hands, not God's.
He gave us minds to reason.
We can talk sanity to lunatics.
We can calm mad dogs.
God help us if we
have to start praying!
We can pray when we bury the dead!
Here is some wonderful news.
A telegram from the Kaiser.
Just what we wanted.
Offering to mediate
between us and Austria.
I knew I could count on Willy.
You see?
He's signed it, "Your sincere and
devoted friend and cousin, Willy."
With due respect
to your cousin, sire...
...the Kaiser is a deceitful...
...megalomaniac.
If he is offering to help...
...then it is time to pray.
They won't last a week.
We'll bury the German army and
that pansy of a Kaiser...
...and be home for Christmas.
Colonel Volkov.
Inform the staff that the situation
has improved greatly.
I'll brief them fully
in half an hour.
But shall we continue to prepare
for the general mobilization?
In case?

Clip duration: 94 seconds
Views: 16
Timestamp in movie: 01:19:56
Uploaded: 21 October, 2021
Genres: biography, drama, history
Summary: Tsar Nicholas II, the inept last monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.


Actors

Count Witte - Laurence Olivier