Berlin. August 1st 1914. Saturday
Every possibility of a European war.
Russia threatens the peace of Europe.
The Emperor has sent Prince Henry of Prussia to come to favourable terms with Sassanow.
—meanwhile, the Czar’s troops mobilize secretly. (Refer to Reflections and Experiences P. I.)
Went with Mother, C. and nurse to the British Consulate-General to receive passports.
C. as an American will have to go to the American Consulate-General for her passport.
We waited three hours, C & I sitting on the steps. C. left with Jacky. At last, 3/4 hour later, mother and I were admitted. The crowd of Britishers waiting for passports was enormous. Charlton gave me mine—for myself, Lillie and
Molony, William O'Sullivan, Diary, 1 August 1914