Believe our troops in great battle

Florence Vansittart Neale of Bisham Abbey continued to worry about the war news while making preparations for Bisham Abbey to be used as a hospital.

24 August 1914
No news but great battle begun. Believe our troops in it. Worked hard at bedspreads sitting out with baby Bridget [her niece Bridget Pope] asleep. H[enry] took E and me to docks, & then dropped E at Stoney Ware. Fremantle turned up with Nobles to see hospital. North Room ready. Made brush bags. Later news Namur had fallen. Pope family motored to Beechlands, quite successful.

Diary of Florence Vansittart Neale (D/EX73/3/17/8)

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