Horsham at war - August 1914

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district
World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district
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The first County Times of August came out before war was declared and it wasn’t until the August 8 issue that the paper could report on the various activities.

However, as today (August 4) was the first day of the conflict we have brought the following article forward.

“In one short week the threatening war clouds have settled down over Europe and the long-ridiculed German menace has become a reality.

“Horsham has come seriously into touch with the startling changes of the week. Special constables are sworn in daily at the Horsham Townb Hall.

“In the early hours of Thursday morning the fine block of schools at Christ’s Hospital which has accommodation for about 1,000 scholars was taken over by the military authorities for the detention of German prisoners-of-war.”