DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

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DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:22 am

I intend to publish a day by day detail of some events that took place during the conflict - hopefully continuing it until the end of the conflict was reached with the formal ratification of peace in Paris on January 1st 1920.
The details are taken from a re-print of "The Times Diary and Index of the War". I hope that you find the details of interest.
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Re: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:33 am

Sunday 28 June 1914
Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife Duchess of Hohenberg assassinated at Serajevo, Bosnia.
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Re: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Postby Niner Delta » Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:26 pm

And so it began..............

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Re: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:21 pm

Monday June 29th 1914
Anti-Serb riots throughout Bosnia
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Re: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Postby Niner » Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:24 pm

From the Washington Times of June 29, 1914. They had "experts" to expound on the news in those days too.

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/ ... d-1/seq-2/
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Re: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Postby DuncaninFrance » Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:54 am

Tuesday June 30th 1914.
German Ambassador at Vienna, Herr von Tschirschky, reported to Berlin Foreign Office Austrian desire for "thorough reckoning" with Serbs. This dispatch the Kaiser endorsed, "Now or never"!
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Re: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:20 am

Wednesday July 1 1914.
Austrian Dreadnought Viribus Unitis arrived at Triest with bodies of murdered Archduke Francis Ferdinand and consort.
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Re: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:23 am

Thursday July 2 1914.
Kaiser abandoned intention of attending murdered Archduke's funeral, in view of Austrian rumours of a plot to attempt his own life in Vienna.

Friday July 3 1914
There is no entry for this date.
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Re: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:22 am

Saturday July 4 1914.

Archdukes funeral at Artstetten (near Vienna).
Count Hoyos. Chef de Cabinet to Count Berchtold, left Vienna for Berlin with autograph letter from Emperor Francis Joseph to Kaiser and a Ballplatz memorandum on Balkan Policy
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Re: DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:31 am

Sunday July 5 1914

The Potsdam Conferences.
Austrian Ambassador in Berlin, Count Szögyény. presented Emperor Francis Joseph's letter and the Balkan Memorandum to the Kaiser at new palace, Potsdam. Kaiser promised unconditional German support for Austrian action against Serbia; and later conferred with his Chancellor, Herr von Bethmann Hollweg, and Foreign Under-Secretary, Herr Zimmermann; also with War Minister Gen. von Falkenhyn ( of whom the Kaiser inquired whether the Army was ready for every eventuality); Chief of Military Cabinet, Gen von Lyncker, and representatives of Naval Staff, Capt. Zenker.
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What contemptible scoundrel has stolen the cork to my lunch? -- W.C. Fields
"Many of those who enjoy freedom know little of its price."
You can't fix Stupid, but you can occasionally head it off before it hurts something.

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