Molony, William O'Sullivan, Diary, 25-26 March 1914

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W.O. Molony diary, [page] 13

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Case Study: 
A British Teenager Caught Up in the First World War: William O’Sullivan Molony
Creator: 
Molony, William O'Sullivan
Source: 
diary
Date: 
25-26 March 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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00000468
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eng
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[page] 13
Queenborough at 11:45—feeling quite well but dead-tired.
Thursday, 26th March 1914
Arrived in Flushing by 4:50 a.m. Berlin
1. Arrived at the Friedrichstrasse Bahnhof at 4:55 p.m. after a wretched journey over Flushing – Wesel, Osnabrück Hannover and the customs-house Goch on the German and Dutch frontier.
2. Arranged the transport of luggage to the Excelsior Hotel. Five of us (a baby included) took four rooms.
Remarks. Berlin
The streets are beautifully laid out and are uncommonly clean. The police are not nearly as skillful as our police in London. We passed through the Friedrichstrasse, Zimmerstrasse, Wilhelmstrasse, Anhalterstrasse and Königgrätzerstrasse. Hotel, large, very respectable, clean, up-to-date, moderate prices. Dinner was well cooked and exquisitely served. Seldom though, do the Germans dress for dinner, which makes things less dignified. They are great eaters and drinkers.