Captain Duncan Heaton-Armstrong was private secretary to Prince William, the sovereign of the short-lived Principality of Albania. Less than a year after the fledgling country declared independence from Ottoman rule, the Balkans were engulfed in World War I. Duncan's diary tells the story of his adventures with "The Six Month Kingdom", published in 2005.
Duncan's brother, Jack, had also been in in Albania helping his brother at that time. and Jack's grandson brings the story up to date in issue 81 of the Armstrong News. It's a fascinating story of family treasures rescued from auctions, now in Albania's National Historic Museum, and the family's 100-year connection with Albanian independence commemorated in the Centenary celebrations.
Association members can read the story in Armstrong News issue 81.
Albania & the Heaton-Armstrongs
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