#countdowntowar 29/07/1914 8.50pm

Forces War Records recently went to the National Archives, Kew to study some of the Telegrams sent just before the start of the Great War.           

We will be posting the transcription of the telegrams as they happened 100 years ago.


Out 29-7-14
Sent 8.50pm

To C in C East Indies

Act on secret war standing orders Articles 2 to 4 inclusive in view of possibility of war with certain Power.
Put into force war position table from 1am 30 July. Acknowledge.

Acknowledged by 81 Ln 30-7-14.

Out 29-7-14

Copies of secret package A should be distributed forthwith to torpedo craft, port ships, etc. as necessary, but are not to be opened till further orders.

Acknowledged by 82 Ln 30-7-14
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