19 July, Balholm, North Sea: The Kaiser instructs that Berlin
Posted on July 17th, 1914 by admin
19 July, Balholm, North Sea: The Kaiser instructs that Berlin is asked if the time had not come to secretly let the directors of Germany’s two biggest shipping lines know about the forthcoming Austrian ultimatum.
If there is a conflict it would give them time to make plans for their ships in foreign ports. The directors are told the following day.