Molony, William O'Sullivan, Diary, 15-18 August 1914

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W.O. Molony diary, [page 107]
Case Study: 
A British Teenager Caught Up in the First World War: William O’Sullivan Molony
Creator: 
Molony, William O'Sullivan
Source: 
diary
Date: 
15-18 August 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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00000571
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eng
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[page 107]
August 15th Saturday—18th Tuesday
Very little news.
Received a post-card from Fritz (15th Army corps). He tells us of the fight at Lagarde and says that the French fought splendidly but were absolutely wiped out.
This was his first battle.
He says:— “It all seemed just like an everyday manoeuvre, except for the heavy losses and the great superiority of the German troops as compared with the French.”
Received a p.c. from Gert. He is with his regiment at Ndr Zerf in Luxembourg and expects to be up in the firing line to-morrow. Both postcards tell of the great patriotism of the German troops and their absolute confidence in God.
Kurt, another German relation of mine, captured some French guns at Mülhausen.
Walked with C; to the Stadtpark. She is unusually quiet.