Molony, William O'Sullivan, Diary, 1-2 September 1914

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W.S. Molony diary, [page 117]
Case Study: 
A British Teenager Caught Up in the First World War: William O’Sullivan Molony
Creator: 
Molony, William O'Sullivan
Source: 
diary
Date: 
1-2 September 1914
Place: Berlin
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McMaster University Libraries
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Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format.

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00000581
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eng
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jpg
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[page 117]
the continually repeated words:— “Lieb Vaterland magst ruhig sein”. In other capitals the crowd would have been drunk with excitement, but the Germans can enjoy themselves without getting drunk, and in some ways, it was pleasant to see all this excitement and enthusiasm.
The captured French, Russian and Belgian guns which had been paraded through the town this morning, were placed at several different places—4 near the 1870-1871 monument—2 before the Crown prince’s palace and 8 or 9 before the Imperial Palace. The crowd was thick and it was all we could do to get through.
German and Austrian victory against the Russians at Austerburg.
Austrians very hard pressed at Lemberg!
Went out for a short walk with C. Felt rather unhappy about things—I do wish she were not so quiet—she hardly speaks at all.