Center Col: Unset
Col Margin: Unset
Col Status: Unset
Mouse over button or menu: Unset
Home Btn Pos X (Left), Y (bottom): Unset
Mouse X, Y: Unset

Recommend this page to a friend:

On a mobile device? Try our mobile site

Forces War Records Blog


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.



SENT ON PRIORITY “A”                                                                                                                  DATE: 2.8.14

FROM: Admiralty                                                                                                                             Sent 7.6pm

To: C in C Mediterranean, Malta (200)

     C in C China, Amoy and Hong Kong (102)                                                                                         




You can enter into communications with the French Senior Officer on your station for combined action in case Great Britain should decide to become ally of France against Germany.

Situation very critical.

Be prepared to meet surprise attacks.


European military alliances shortly after outbreak of war - Wiki


Login or Register To Comment
Your comment has been sent for approval. You will receive an email when it gets approved.


Search for a name in our records

Search over 10 Million records

Follow Blog

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email
Join 751 other followers

Top Stories

One moment...