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British ambassador in Paris says French President believes

Posted on July 31st, 1914 by admin

British ambassador in Paris says French President believes if Britain announced it would come to the aid of France, Germany would modify her attitude and there would be no war. The Foreign Secretary says he has made it clear that Britain might not be neutral.

Cabinet discuss what to say to the French ambassador. The general feeling is the British public will be against joining a war in support of France but German violation of Belgium neutrality might change public opinion.

Foreign Secretary tells the French ambassador that Britain is unable to guarantee it will intervene in support of France at the present time. The ambassador says Britain has pledged its support and asks Grey to again put the matter to the cabinet.

Britain asks both France and Germany to give a pledge that it will respect the neutrality of Belgium as long as no other power violates it.


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