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“Drove to the village & called on Bradford invalid home from the front after being gassed…”

Entry dated Wednesday August 22nd 1917. Diary of Alfred Osten Walker [LUL MS 9].

This Week’s War: 158

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“Mrs Whittaker had a wire from her son that he would be at home about Saturday; he has been over a year in England since he was wounded in the knee but never been home.”

Entry dated Wednesday August 8th 1917, Diary of Alfred Osten Walker [LUL MS 9].

This Week’s War: 153

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“An aeroplane raid on London E. of Chelsea at 10:30am – guns banging all round, but over in time for one to get a taxi for the 11.3 train. It did not appear to upset people at all...

Entry dated Saturday July 7th 1917. Diary of Alfred Osten Walker [LUL MS 9].

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Went by 10.50 to Victoria. Had to wait about ten min for a taxi. After lunch went with Helen to Harrods & bought a lot of things for soldiers. Returned to tea + did not go out again.

Thursday May 17th 1917. Diary of Alfred Osten Walker [LUL MS 9].

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: 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].