19 July, Balholm, North Sea: On learning that the Austro-Hungarian
Posted on July 17th, 1914 by admin
19 July, Balholm, North Sea: On learning that the Austro-Hungarian note making demands on Serbia is to be delivered on the 23 July, the Kaiser orders that the German fleet exercises should be organised to allow its immediate concentration for returning home.
This greatly concerns Bethmann who wants to avoid premature conspicuous naval movements. He asks the naval staff to report to the Kaiser about the political factors that must be taken into account.