Sir Edward Coates MP Speech

As War was declared Sir Edward Coates MP for Lewisham made a speech at the 18th Annual Lewisham Horse Show on Monday 3rd August 1914, on the European Situation. dark clouds were hovering over the nation that stood on the brink of an unfathomable abyss. They did not know what the next few hours or days would bring forth, as Armies of millions of men were on the move. They could almost here them as they marched towards each other on the continent of Europe and into the entrance of the "valley of the shadow of death". Great Britain did not know if it would be joining them in the next few hours or days.

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