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11.00 A.M.: Bethmann gets a copy

Posted on July 30th, 1914 by admin

11.00 A.M.: Bethmann gets a copy of the Tsar’s telegram from Potsdam with the Kaiser’s comments. Bethmann writes back advising the Kaiser not to end mediation while there is still no answer from Vienna and he drafts a telegram for the Kaiser to send to the Tsar saying that it is Russian mobilisation that endangers his mediation efforts. He remarks to the Kaiser that “…. this telegram will become a particularly important document for history”. [More] [W3]


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