Rehoboth Beach Film Society, Cheer Center at Longneck, and BBC Worldwide invite you to a special screening of “Royal Cousins At War” on Wednesday, August 20 from 1- 2:55 pm. The event will be held in the auditorium at Cheer Center at Long Neck, 26089 Long Neck Road, Millsboro, DE 19966.
Join us in marking the Centennial of the start of World War 1 with this intriguing account of three cousins who helped fuel the start of the first global conflict.
“Royal Cousins at War” is a fascinating documentary that recounts the complex relationship between Tsar Nicholas ll of Russia, Kaiser Wilhelm ll of Germany and King George V of England. All three were related by birth or marriage to Queen Victoria and this is the story of how a royal family tore themselves and a continent apart. The film uses real footage to show the last time all of the leading powers of Europe were together and how no one could have predicted that just a year later, these family members would plunge into a bitter and bloody war against each other. It also tells the tragic story of King George’s refusal to grant his cousin and close friend, Tsar Nicholas asylum following the Russian Revolution of 1917--a refusal that would lead to the brutal murder of the Tsar and his family by Bolsheviks in the summer of 1918.