This Week’s War: 141

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“Sorting out letters… day binding leafs of pamphlets – most of which the war has rendered obsolete.”

Friday 13th April 1917. Diary of John Glasier [GP/2/1/24].

This Week’s War: 137

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This mornings papers announced the most unexpected news that a revolution has taken place in Petrograd. […] It takes the breath away! The most powerful autocracy in the world’s history overthrown in a day.

Friday 16th March, Diary of John Bruce Glasier. [GP/2/1/24]

 

 

 

This Week’s War: 131

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Germany in reply to allies statement of terms, declares they will begin a wholesale war upon all shipping – rental vessels included. This created a serious situation with United States: and darkens peace hopes.

Wednesday 31st January 1917. Diary of John Glasier [GP/2/1/24].

 

This Week’s War: 130

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Laurentic the White Star Liner converted into a light cruiser (14 000 tons) sank by a submarine on West Coast on Thursday night only 120 saved out of nearly 1000. Terrible.

Monday 29th January 1917. Diary of John Glasier [GP/2/1/24].

 

This Week’s War: 127

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Stevie and I went out at 11:45… then came in and “first footed” the house. Outside was perfectly silent. No bells or cheers saluted the New Year (the authorities forbid bell-ringing for fear of zepplins) not a soul was to be seen. A curious bringing in of the new year.

Monday January 1st 1917. Diary of John Glasier [GP/2/1/24].

This Week’s War: 126

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Papers announce that Germany has replied in most friendly way to President Wilson’s note. But it states no terms of peace, + requested an immediate conference of the belligerent powers. This of course is an evasion of the request of the note.

Thursday 28th December 1916, Diary of John Bruce Glasier [Glasier papers, GP/2/1/23].

This Week’s War: 125

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National service for all!… Today’s papers announce that the Government intends making all men between 17 & 60 to register for service under the state during the war. Not to be made compulsory under voluntary service – the old conscription dodge.

Thursday 21st December 1916. Diary of John Bruce Glasier [Glasier papers, GP/2/1/23].

This Week’s War: 121

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Britannic the great White Star liner 48 000 tons sunk in aegan sea. Was… a hospital ship, but no wounded on board. Doctors & crew rescued except 50. Seems a dastardly business – but whether sunk by Germans or by (maybe) one of our own mines, not yet known.

Tuesday 21st November 1916. Diary of John Bruce Glasier [Glasier papers, GP/2/1/23].

This Week’s War: 115

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German U Boat it appears has torpedoed seven or eight merchant men including a Dutch ship, and an (a British) with 30 american passengers. all the crews saved. This means outbreak of trouble with america.

Tuesday October 10th 1916. Diary entry by John Bruce Glasier [Glasier Papers, GP/2/1/23].