Molony, William O'Sullivan, Diary, 19 July 1914

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W.O. Molony diary, [page] 56
Case Study: 
A British Teenager Caught Up in the First World War: William O’Sullivan Molony
Creator: 
Molony, William O'Sullivan
Source: 
diary
Date: 
19 July 1914
Place: Heiligendamm
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Contributer: 
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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00000528
Language: 
eng
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image
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jpg
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[page] 56
the race-course.
First went to Hotel where we had booked rooms—no rooms to be had—so we took a villa. Villa Hirsch is situated right on the coast of the Baltic and is a lovely spot. Have never seen such a dear little place as Heiligendamm. About 6 villas, 2 hotels, a Kurhaus, race-course, tennis courts, golf-links and boating & swimming. Besides the Villas and Hotels there are no other Buildings. The Court of Mecklenburg have a small castle on the coast, where they spend the summer and sometimes take rooms in the Grand Hotel.
Had tea at the Kurhaus.
Dined at 8:0 p.m. Beautiful with the Baltic not 100 yards away, and surrounded by dark ghostlike woods and the soft strains of a well-tuned orchestra floating over the humming diners.
Changed for the ball. D. and I shared a lovely room in the Villa. He is a nice man but wears a “nighty” which upsets me.