17 August 1914; Monday

At work as usual. Very busy. Last week’s sent out 269 tons1. About 50 tons went out today. Played and read war news.

French occupied Mulhausen2 on Sunday. French troops showing good form & spirits. Belgians holding out well, but slowly retiring. Leige [sic] forts still intact.

  1. 269 tons etc: quantities of paper despatched from the paper mill. 

  2. Mühlhausen: Mulhouse since 1918, in Alsace; see note on 4 May