August 6, 1914

The news is received that England has declared war on Germany. I am called to the Consulate once more and am ordered to get myself a ticket for the steamer Manchuria of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company. The Consul explains that we will be reimbursed after the war, but that those who can not afford to buy their own tickets …

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 …