BC News: Albania 9th July 1914

From the Kelowna Record

In Revolution Ridden Albania

The western KR1914Jul09hemisphere is not alone in nursing a revolution in her midst as Europe is the scene of revolt as well.

The new King of Albania, Prince William of Wied, is having a difficult time in remaining on his throne.

Almost from the time he landed at Durazzo, the Albanian capital, strife and discord in the little kingdom has been rampant.

The photograph shows a company of sailors throwing up a temporary breastwork in front of the Italian legation in Durazzo before the last attack which the rebels made on the city.

In the Durazzo harbour are several foreign battleships which have landed marines and sailors in order to protect foreign property.

At one time the new King fled to safety aboard an Italian cruiser.


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