Afternoon, Potsdam: No decisions are taken
Posted on July 27th, 1914 by admin
Afternoon, Potsdam: No decisions are taken at the meetings and despite the mixed news from Russia the participants are confident about the course of events. German policy is working.
There is time for more diplomacy as the Austro-Hungarians cannot start military action until the 12 August, and Sazonov wants to talk with Vienna. And, if there is war Bethmann has said England wishes to remain neutral.
The Kaiser’s naval advisor sums it up “the tendency of our policy …. staying calm, letting Russia put herself in the wrong, but then not shrinking from war”. [More]