Molony, William O'Sullivan, Diary, 7-8 August 1914

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Description: 
W.O. Molony diary, [page 98]
Case Study: 
A British Teenager Caught Up in the First World War: William O’Sullivan Molony
Creator: 
Molony, William O'Sullivan
Source: 
diary
Date: 
7-8 August 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.

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00000562
Language: 
eng
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image
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jpg
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[page 98]
really meant. I expect the troops at the Front must feel the same way when they are lying for weeks in their damp entrenchments.
August 8th 1914. Saturday
Heard of the fall of Liège. This is the first movement of the German troops and it has been successful. I firmly believe that it will not be their last success.
The German troops are leaving Berlin every day. They are a fine lot of men—the tall, well-built, fair-haired, blue-eyed sons of the Fatherland. I must say that they impress the people with a feeling of absolute confidence and surety. Every German soldier firmly believes that he is fighting for the Right—fighting the invaders who have so basely taken advantage of their Fatherland.