11 MARCH 1922, Page 23

Gilliard acted as a French tutor to the late Tsar's

children from 1905 onwards and shared their captivity at Tsarskoe Selo and in Siberia until May, 1918, when, for reasons which he does not know, he was released on the arrival of the Imperial party at Ekaterinburg. He was rescued by the White troops in July, 1918, a few days after the Tsar and his family had been murdered, and he visited the scene of the crime which was committed by a Jew, Yourovsky, with the help of four Russian convicts and seven Germans. M. Gilliard tells his sad story simply and clearly, and gives many interesting photographs.