Abbott, Jane, Diary, 2-3 July 1914

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Description: 
pages 28-29
Case Study: 
An American in Vienna on the Outbreak of the First World War: Jane Abbott’s Diary
Creator: 
Abbott, Jane
Source: 
diary
Date: 
2-3 July 1914
Place: Wien (Vienna)
Collection/Fonds: 
Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format.

Identifier: 
00000498
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

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[page] 28
soldiers on foot, and the two hearses, each hearse drawn by eight horses, each horse mounted by a soldier in red artillery trousers. There was no sound of the steps of horses. We were told there would be straw or hay put down, but that was not done. It seems as if the horses must have had something done to their shoes. The march of the soldiers, a long easy swinging gait impressed me. No flowers, no music, uncovered head, and silence. A terrible, terrible thing to happen in a civilized world. The heart of the whole world bleeds for the agonized children.