This Week’s War: 216

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‘Longuet[?] in impassioned speech declares France is in danger of extinction. Already 1,700,000 killed and 800,000 maimed.’

Entry dated Friday September 20 1918, diary of John Bruce Glasier [GP/2/1/25].

This Week’s War: 212

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“Allies advancing. More capture of German prisoners and guns. War press jubilant, and crying out for ‘No terms but complete surrender.'”

Entry dated Friday 23 August 1918, diary of John Bruce Glasier [GP/2/1/25].

This Week’s War: 188

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“Chaos in Russia. Germans pressing on despite peace agreement! Bolsheviks fighting for their life – imprisoning all who abhor their rule.”

Entry dated Monday 4th March 1918, Diary of John Bruce Glasier [GP/2/1/25].

This Week’s War: 180

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“President Wilson’s new message. Virtual acceptance of peace without victory.”

Entry dated Wednesday 9th January 1918, Diary of John Bruce Glasier [GP/2/1/25].

This Week’s War: 175

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“Russia and German Peace Delegates are expected to meet today, to consider terms of an armistice.

Entry dated Saturday December 1st. Diary of John Glasier [GP/2/1/24]

This Week’s War: 157

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“It is difficult to say what success is being achieved by Sir Douglas Haig in his great attack in Flanders. One day the British gain ground and the next the German officers to recover part of the ground. The havoc of life must be appalling.”

Entry dated Wednesday 1st August 1917, Diary of John Glasier [GP/2/1/24].