24 August 1914; Monday

George back to work. Alf and Robert off on holiday. 302 tons sent out1 last month. Busy all day.

News to hand of Russia’s big victory in East Prussia & Servia’s2 big victory over Austria. News also of British Force having been in action on Saturday & Sunday. The great battle commenced on Sunday. Namur fell & the French lost & retook Charleroi3. The British held their position.

  1. “302 tons sent out”: 302 tons of paper dispatched from the paper mill. 

  2. See note on 23 July about the spelling of Serbia. 

  3. Namur and Charleroi: in Belgium, which the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) was originally sent to defend.