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August 5, 1914

The S.M.S. Emden brings in the steamer Reysan of the Russian Volunteer fleet. The steamer, Reysan is armed with guns from the S.M.S. Cormoran and Tiger. The crew of the S.M.S. Cormoranis transferred to the steamer Reysan.* It becomes known that England is joining the war on account of not being able to come to an agreement with Germany on the neutrality of Belgium.