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2-3 July: German support is vital

Posted on June 29th, 1914 by admin

2-3 July: German support is vital. To get German support Berchtold modifies a recently prepared memorandum discussing what must be done to strengthen the position of Austria-Hungary and Germany in the Balkans and to prevent Russia building on the success of Serbia and its allies in the recent Balkan wars.
In addition there is a personal letter from the Emperor to the Kaiser. Neither of these documents explicitly calls for war against Serbia, but that extreme measures, including war, are intended is clear. [More]


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