French ambassador tells the German Foreign Minister Britain will stand by France and Russia if there is a war. He says Germany believes Britain will be neutral.
Germany rejects the British ambassadors’ conference proposal. It is too close to summoning Austria before a European court of justice in her case with Serbia.
Germany forwards the latest British mediation proposal (given to the German ambassador in London that morning) to Austria at the same time saying to the Austrians it is only doing this to keep the British neutral and the proposal can be ignored.
Only now do the Germans see a copy of the Serbian reply to the ultimatum and a copy is forwarded to the Kaiser in Potsdam.