The two years – 1938 and 1938 – were transformative as the world edged toward the declaration of the Second World War. For Romania the political scene, tense, violent, traumatic, saw King Carol II weave his way through Nazi spurred extremism while hoping to bring Britain and France into a closer alliance. Meanwhile, a domestic economy was booming. Life in Bucharest, the capital city, thrived. Those two turbulent years are revisited through anecdotal snapshots and numerous archival illustrations of the period.