By Annie Dröege
Annie's warfare tells the tale of an Englishwoman held lower than digital residence arrest in Germany in the course of the First international struggle. Annie Drummond Dröege had moved from the uk to Germany whilst her husband Arthur inherited lands and estates within the Rhineland. yet their dream existence became a nightmare while the Kaiser went to conflict with Britain. And Annie's existence was once became the wrong way up as Arthur was once interned and she or he was once prompt to sign up day-by-day on the police station. this is often Annie's tale of the conflict years in her personal words.p
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The Germans recognize a repulse by means of the English and say they have been pushed again a quick means on March ninth. They wish to get all again in a number of days. Wednesday seventeenth March. St. Patrick’s Day and is the sort of great day right here. it really is fairly like spring. we haven't any battle information, purely the standard (a small develop in France) yet we pay attention of loads of males are going earlier than Warsaw and taking the bigger weapons which not anything can stand up to. possibly we will quickly listen of the autumn of Warsaw. there are many new rules this week for the outlander and it provides me a deal of hysteria. I wrote to Ettie and pop those previous couple of days. I do wish they get them. Thursday 18th March. We pay attention the English have sunk the German boat Dresden and it supplies nice sorrow. i am hoping no lives are misplaced. I haven’t heard from Arthur for ten days. i am hoping he's good. Friday nineteenth March. undesirable information at the present time. One French warship and one English warship were sunk off the Dardanelles. it's said that the English and French were despatched again with nice losses. The Russians are back in East Prussia. We didn't listen after they got here in however it is a document from Hindenburg. it sort of feels as though this conflict will final many years. Notices were published this week that once this week that motor pushed carriages can't be used. All petrol and oil and spirits on your ownership needs to be despatched to the govt so no taxis after subsequent week. there were only a few for it slow – drivers and oil being very scarce. males retain leaving the following all of sudden. The bread is scarcer this week and you may hardly ever purchase it in any respect. The white bread is a bit higher. they are saying the reason is, we get extra wheat from the farmers than rye or barley. Saturday & Sunday twentieth – twenty first March. i used to be sick. Monday twenty second March. We learn that the Socialists are grumbling within the parliament. It doesn't avail them something. Joseph Koch is going the following day to his regiment. He basically handed his solicitors examination final Thursday. I congratulated him on his luck, to which he answered: ‘Yes, if I dwell to get any solid out of it’. i believe very sorry for his humans. I was hoping they can preserve one son out of 4 at domestic. he's the final and he is going the next day. Tuesday twenty third March. We pay attention this present day of the autumn of Przemysl and that the Russians were pushed out of Memel. So once again the German land is apparent of Russians. In taking Przemysl from the Austrians the Russians acquired over 40 thousand prisoners. they'd not more nutrition I pay attention. Stoffregan and Steinoff got here to work out me this present day and either are in wish of the orchard and the backyard. I want the home used to be allow and settled. Wednesday twenty fourth March. No conflict information, just a lot of debts of the autumn of Przemysl. it truly is suggested that 2 hundred humans in keeping with day for the final weeks have died of starvation. The Austrians burned all of price sooner than giving in and the record this is that the Russians have received little or no. i used to be unwell and needed to visit the surgeon yet now suppose a bit higher. acquired a postcard from Arthur, the 1st in eighteen days, announcing he was once good and that i needs to ship him his summer season outfits. Sunday twenty eighth March.