Jump to content
The Great War (1914-1918) Forum

Remembered Today:

26th July 1914


michaeldr
 Share

Recommended Posts

26th July 1914

On this day

Orders for demobilisation of Fleets cancelled by Admiral Prince Louis of Battenberg.

The First Lord of the Admiralty, the Prime Minister and most of the cabinet were away for the weekend and so it fell to the First Sea Lord to decide whether or not demobilise the men who had been called up for the test mobilisation which was to finish the next day. Admiral Prince Louis of Battenberg, seeing that the international situation was worsening and on the basis of information coming in to him, decided not to demobilise and telegraphed orders to the Fleet to stand fast.

Michael D.R.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...