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British Interest in the War: Eager Crowds in London Streets

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The crowd in London has been taking the greatest interest in the state of affairs in Europe, and the fact that the crisis was at its height on the Saturday afternoon, the Sunday, and on Bank Holiday, did not tend, of course, to diminish the numbers of those who were able to find time to gather at such centres as the Admiralty, the War Office, Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament, and Buckingham Palace.

The chief question, it need scarcely be pointed out, was: ” What are we going to do? ” Everyone was very orderly : ” mafficking ” was a very rare occurrence and of no moment, but a gentle-man who endeavoured to force peace pamphlets on the crowd had to beat a hasty retreat.


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Issue 3929. - Vol CXLV

Aug, 08 1914

Illustrated London News