10.00 P.M., Peterhof: Buchanan delivers King George’s
Posted on August 1st, 1914 by admin
10.00 P.M., Peterhof: Buchanan delivers King George’s urgent message to the Tsar. Even if it would have had some influence it has come too late.
The Tsar replies reporting Germany’s declaration of war and says he hopes Britain will support France and Russia in fighting to maintain the balance of power in Europe.
He also says that he was compelled to mobilise in consequence of Austria-Hungary’s complete mobilisation. [This is wrong. Austria-Hungary had mobilised only against Serbia when Russia mobilised.]