The date is August 1914. The British Expeditionary Force is in France and You're in the Royal Field Artillery. You're riding alongside one of the battery's gun limbers on its way to the assigned position on the east side of Mons, Belgium. This begins your journey into the Hell they called World War One. To purchase this historical memoir go to https://createspace.com/3649268

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Timely Journal Entires

My plan is to release journal entries near the date they were written so you'll be involved in the action as it happened 100 years ago.

I am tempted to speed up the process, but it would not have the same impact on the remembrance of what happen in that moment in history.

Over all, it will take over a year to present the entire journal.

Use the comment section on my blog if you would like me to include digital images of some of the journal pages.

If you can not wait, there is always my book,

World War 1 - An Unkept Promise

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

August 4 -5th 1914

My grandfather's journal begins:

August 4th
‘ General Mobilization, will it be declared?’ was the thought with me all day. My dear wife first gave me the news, but then I could not believe it, until we walked to the post office and saw the Official Declaration. And then I knew that, I should have to leave my home and dear ones — for ‘ Where?’ that was my one great thought.

And until then I never realized what it all meant; with the conflicting thoughts of my dear ones, and the fascination that I was going to participate in a real scrap. My mind was in a real whirl, and was so until I left home next day, for Newcastle-on-Tyne.  And then — ‘Where?’

August 5th
I do not dwell on the thought of leaving my dear little wife, my mother, and baby — the journey up north was one of enthusiasm, for the train was packed with reservists, rejoining the Colours, as I, and all, seemed absolutely mad to go and obliterate Germany!

World War 1 - An Unkept Promise