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Henry Masterman Mist Diaries and Prisoners Pie Magazine

Diaries of Heny Masterman Mist and a copy of Prisoners’ Pie, the Ruhleben Camp magazine. Learn more.

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BC Archives MS-2570

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Dresden. August 1st 1914

A state of war exists between Austria & Serbia. The war clouds that have been darkening over the face of the political world for an indefinite period of years, have burst at last, and the "Weltkrieg" or World War is upon us. After ominous rumblings of distant thunder came the rain of telegrams & "extras", until the usually spick & span streets of Dresden were littered with the small white sheets. On June 28th last, the heir to the Austrian throne Arch-duke Francis Ferdinand & his morganitic wife, were assasinated in Serjavo, the capital

BC Archives, MS-2570 Box 1 File 1 MIST, Henry Masterman Diary, Dresden, 01 Aug 1914 – 02 Dec 1914.

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