Lloyd George is doing business

The Munitions of War Act 1915 controlled working conditions for employees of private contractors supplying weapons to the Government, and banned them from resigning. It was the result of a controversial shortage of shells earlier in the year.

24 June 1915
Lloyd George’s munitions bill – think he is doing business!

Lemberg fallen. Russians evacuated – left no booty.

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

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Agonized at regimental losses

Florence Vansittart Neale sympathised with a friend whose son had faced the deaths of many of his fellow soldiers. The city of Lemberg was in a part of historic Galicia ruled before the war by the Austrians. As Lwow, it was part of Poland between the wars. It is now known as Lviv, and in Ukraine.

19 June 1915
Down by 10 o’clock [train] to see Helen. Letter [to her] from Val [her son] – rather agonized. His regiment much cut up…

Edith & I shopped, did up parcel for prisoners….

Fear Russians still retreating – Germans making great dash on Lemberg.

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