Evening: Bethmann writes to the Kaiser in Potsdam
Posted on July 28th, 1914 by admin
Evening: Bethmann writes to the Kaiser in Potsdam suggesting he should send a personal message to the Tsar. It would make clear Germany is backing direct talks between Austria-Hungary and Russia.
He says “A telegram of this kind would if war were to come about, place the guilt of Russia in the strongest light”. This becomes the first from the Kaiser in a series of telegrams between the German and Russian emperors. [More] [W1]