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.
From Archive Reference: ADM137-11 Telegrams between Admiralty and C-in-C China.
Sent: 11 pm
TO ALL SHIPS.
Commence hostilities at once against Germany.
Following for all Senior Naval Officers concerned.
W list Loyally 41 Germany. W List Showery 42.