Pages 204-205: Admiralty to Cape 19 August 1914: War Office has wired GOC South Africa, every effort made to despatch five transports asap.
Page 206: Commander in Chief Cape to Admiralty 20 August 1914: Message from Pegasus, Germans have abandoned fort on N Bank Rovuma River. 500 white and 1500 native troops on Portuguese frontier near Palmas. German ship like Tabora hiding near river. Request permission send Pegasus to destroy her. Reply, proposal approved. Pegasus informed.
Page 207: Astraea to Admiralty 20 August 1914: Have arrived Durban.
Page 208: Cape Town to Admiralty 20 August 1914: German ship Birkenfels arrived and detained.
Page 209: Admiralty to Commander in Chief Cape 20 August 1914: Inform Pegasus Red Cross in Tabora may be presumed fraudulent. May be captured.
Page 210: De Villiers to S of S Colonies 20 August 1914: I am informed by Ministers decided that dismounted force to proceed to Swakopmund and Luderitzbucht should be increased by 5000. Also force should be sent to Steinkopf increased to 3000.
Page 211: History section précis of correspondence 20, 21 and 24 August 1914 concerning forces referred to on Page 210. Original papers in HS8.
Page 211: British Consul Gen L Marquez to Admiralty 20 August 1914: Telegram received from Vice Consul Mozambique, German ship Zieten arrived Mozambique today. Cape Town to Admiralty: - same message.
Page 213: Astraea to Admiralty 20 August 1914: Sailing Simonstown.
Page 214 and 215: Admiralty to Pegasus Zanzibar and Commander in Chief Cape 20 August 1914: Proposal to destroy Tabora approved.
Page 216: Leviathan to Admiralty 20 August 1914: Leaving St Vincent, Cape Verde arriving St Helena 31 August, Cape town 6 Sept unless orders Simonstown.
Page 217: Admiralty to Leviathan 20 August 1914: Leave at once when coaled towards Cape via Ascension and St Helena to meet transports which leave Cape 26 August and return with them.
Pages 218- 220: Admiralty/ War Office/Commander in Chief South Africa 20 August 1914: Concerning sailing of Balmoral Castle and embarkation of 10th Hussars.
Page 221: History section précis of correspondence 20-22 August 1914 concerning blockade by Astraea of Dar es Salaam, Bagamoyo and Tanga.
Page 223: Commander in Chief Cape to Admiralty 21 August 1914: Pegasus reports rumour denied. Have ordered her to remain at Zanzibar.
Page 224: Leviathan to Admiralty 21 August 1914: Will arrive Ascension 28 August St Helena 31 August. Leviathan requires replacement of provisions and stores first week October.
Page 225: Commander in Chief Cape to Admiralty 21 August 1914: Telegram received from censor concerning German steamer Zieten and cruiser Konigsberg. Captured City of Winchester.
Page 226: Intercepted message from Consul Mozambique to Hall Line Liverpool 21 August 1914: Winchester captured by Germans off Socotra.
Page 227: Admiralty to Commander in Chief Cape 21 August 1914: Balmoral Castle must be accelerated to sail with other transports.
Page 228: Britannia Simonstown to Admiralty 21 August 1914: Milnerton battery.
Page 229: British Consul Gen L Marquez 21 August 1914: Telegram received from British Vice Consul Mozambique, Zieten disguised. Has on board captured British crew from City of Winchester. Konigsberg Reported between Cape Dog and Khorya Morya Islands. Instructions requested.
Page 230: Admiralty to Commander in Chief Cape 21 August 1914: Movements of Leviathan. Use discretion as to ordering Astraea back to Cape. Leviathan joining Hyacinth will be relieved by another cruiser at Ascension or St Vincent.
Page 231: De Villiers to SofS Colonies 21 August 1914: German troops reported to have crossed border into South Africa near Nakob.
Pages 232 and 236: Officer commanding troops St Helena to Admiralty 21 August 1914: Informed Company Royal garrison Artillery expected here. Are guns and ordnance stores to be handed over? Replied yes in 236.
Page 233: Commander in Chief Cape to Admiralty 21 August 1914: City of Winchester captured 300 miles east of Aden. Taken to Makallo. Last saw Konigsberg at Kuria Muria.
Page 234: L Marquez to Admiralty 21 August 1914: Zieten reported declares herself trader. Information on German ships Khalif and Zieten.
Page 235: Admiralty to Commander in Chief Cape and SNO Zanzibar 21 August 1914: Basis of Govmnt of India empowerment to communicate direct with Commander in Chief Cape keeping Admiralty fully informed.
Page 237: St Vincent to Admiralty 21 August 1914: Leviathan left today.
Page 238: Cape Town to Admiralty 21 August 1914: German ships Zieten at Mozambique.
Page 240: as Malta to Admiralty 22 August 1914: Chasseur reports Cambria reports Seychelles Is cables interrupted. Details Is Mauritius cables. City of Winchester long overdue Suez. Captain of German ship Sudmark reports German cruiser sank City of Winchester.
Pages 241-242: Britannia Simonstown to Admiralty 22 August 1914: Propose Leviathan and Hyacynth escort from St Helena. Astraea returning to escort expedition to German West Africa.
Page 243: Admiralty to Commander in Chief Cape 22 August 1914: On arrival of Dover Castle at St Helena men to man guns. Capt Mathew and marines can be withdrawn.
Page 244: Admiralty to Britannia Simonstown 22 August 1914: Armadale Castle proceeding to join your station.
Pages 245-247: Sir H B Jackson’s note concerning expedition to German SW Africa.
Page 249: Ascension to Admiralty: Dover Castle sailed today for St Helena.
Page 250: Intercepted message from Cumming, Johannesburg to Daily Telegraph 22 August 1914: Describes troops in South Africa and meeting of generals there.