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2.30 A.M.: Bethmann calls a

Posted on August 2nd, 1914 by admin

2.30 A.M.: Bethmann calls a meeting with Moltke, Falkenhayn, Tirpitz, Jagow and foreign ministry officials. Berlin has not received Pourtalès’ message that he has given the declaration of war to Sazonov. The Russians have cut communications. They do not know if they are at war with Russia. There is also a heated discussion over the need to deliver a formal declaration of war on France. The military simply want to get on with the invasion.


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