27th August 1914 (Thursday)

BORN TODAY: in Hamburg, Germany – Heidi Kabel, “Low German” musician and actress.



Western Front: At Amiens, in France, “Boy Soldier” William Hayman records in his diary the misery of the retreating British Expeditionary Force:

“Up before dawn. The horses are wet through including the saddles. It is still raining but it cannot make us any wetter. miserable – and we wait for 3-hours – leaving in pouring rain at 8am. on the march all day going South West. We go down into a valley and pass through POIX and arrive at the village of EPLESSIER at dusk and pull into a large orchard. (we had covered 31 KM = 19 miles)”


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