Molony, William O'Sullivan, Diary, 31 August - 2 September 1914

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Description: 
W.O. Molony diary, [page 116]
Case Study: 
A British Teenager Caught Up in the First World War: William O’Sullivan Molony
Creator: 
Molony, William O'Sullivan
Source: 
diary
Date: 
31 August - 2 September 1914
Place: Berlin
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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.

Identifier: 
00000580
Language: 
eng
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image
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jpg
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[page 116]
I have been treated exceptionally well throughout the whole of the war.
September 1st –2nd 1914 Tuesday-Wednesday
1st & 2nd
70,000 Russians taken at Tannenburg; 300-400 officers and Russian losses amount to 120,000 men or thereabouts. The strength of the Russian forces engaged was only double their losses.
10 French army corps defeated near Reims.
Turkey mobilises.
This evening I drove to Unter den Linden in the hope of seeing some crowd demonstrations. The streets were crowded—lamps and flags were hanging out of the windows and over the balconies. The people were wild with enthusiasm and were singing patriotic airs “Wacht am Rhein” and