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Aides-de-Camp Room

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Aides-de-camp were army officers assigned to the emperor’s personal service. Officers appointed to this position of trust alternated with one another on a round-the-clock rota.

Immediately preceding the apartments occupied by Emperor Franz Joseph was the aide-de-camp’s office.

In organisational terms the aides-de-camp were assigned to military service, not to the court household, and were appointed to serve the emperor. Their principal duties were to supply military information directly to Franz Joseph in his role as commander-in-chief of the army. The office was located in immediate proximity to the monarch as the post had to be occupied around the clock.

Since the original furniture and fittings had been preserved in the depot of court furnishings, it has been possible to reconstruct this office on the basis of a photograph dating from around 1910.

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