Sir Henry Wilson - Diary entry for 3rd August

Diaries of the Director of Military Operations for the British Army

Published: 3 August 1914

On the 3rd WIlson wrote:

"Usual 9.am. visit to Nicolson, no decision yet to mobilise. Saw Sir John,  who now thinks of going to Antwerp - but we can't cross the North Sea, mouth of Scheldt is Dutch, and no arrangements made for transportation, so quite hopeless. At 1.9 p.m. Moggridge   came to my room to show me order for mobilisation. Great crowds in the streets and opposite Buckingham Palace. Saw M. Cambon in Arthur Nicolson's room. He held out both hands to me. So different from the day before yesterday.”

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