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My War Diary (Paperback) Loot Price: R406
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My War Diary (Paperback): Mary Alsop King Waddington

My War Diary (Paperback)

Mary Alsop King Waddington

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1917. Excerpt: ... MOBILISATION--FIRST DAYS OF THE WAR Mareuil, Saturday, August ist, '14. I will try and write regularly, Dear, but this iniquitous war has come so suddenly that we are all bewildered. Even my journey down here seems a horrible dream, the Gare de l'Est crowded with troops of all grades, reservists joining their corps, soldiers guarding the line, a strong detachment at every bridge and tunnel. When I think that on Thursday, when Francis lunched, he said the state of things was serious, that many men had been sent off to join their corps, but merely as a matter of precaution, but that the two Emperors, German and Russian, were still "talking," and every one hoped there would be no general war He thought I could perfectly start for Cowes on Monday, and it was agreed that I should come down here for the day, Saturday, to say good-bye to them all. However, I must say that on Wednesday night, when Ambassador Herrick and Sir Austin Lee of the British Embassy had dined with us, they were pretty blue. Mr. Herrick thought a general war was inevitable; it would be impossible to keep it between Austria and Servia; that Russia would surely interfere if Servia was attacked, and then France must fight. 3 Friday afternoon we drove about Paris in all directions. Here in our part of the town and in the Champs Elysees, all was quiet enough, but the boulevards were crowded. In front of the office of the Matin that issued an extra about 7 o'clock, a long line of people stretched half-way across the boulevard. All threw themselves on the paper, those who could not get one reading over the shoulders of those who had one. A perfectly quiet, well-dressed crowd, a great many women, a great many Americans, all most eager for news. Austria's declaration of war to Russia, the only news--speculations of all kind ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Mary Alsop King Waddington
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 80
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-21492-8
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-21492-2
Barcode: 9781151214928

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