1914

The Diary in August

WAR IS DECLARED

August 1st – 4th

Europe sleepwalks into war…people start
panic buying and the prices start to rise. The army is mobilized.

August 5th – 10th

WAR IS DECLARED

German advances, rumours, and services of
Intercession.

August 11th – 17th

Dramatic departure of the British Expeditionary
Force, “almost like a phantom army”. Wynne’s nights interrupted
by the continuous rumble of troop trains.

August 18th – 24th

The Expeditionary Force lands safely in
France, but the German Army is advancing relentlessly. To a service
wife, the realities of war are very clear to Wynne from the outset.

August 25th – 31st

The fateful telegram arrives – the
first of many. Wynne’s husband Herbert is ordered abroad – he is
to command the Royal Artillery 7th Division.

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