DIARY OF OLGA ROMANOV: PALACE INFIRMARY, 1916.
From the 1916 diary of Olga Romanov:
“Thursday. 11th August. … With Mama to Znamenie and the infirmary… During the day Funk took our photographs… As of yesterday, our infirmary is referred to as ‘Mama’s Personal’. And we are part of the nursing team. In the evening at 8 o’clock to the infirmary – with Mama. Cleaned instruments. Tatiana boiled the silks. Bibi needed to have 100 huge towels cut up immediately. Which is what we all did until 1 o’clock in the morning. Count Reich had intestinal blockage, and they brought him to us. He may need a laparotomy…”