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6.00 P.M., Peterhof: Sazonov tells the Tsar

Posted on July 28th, 1914 by admin

6.00 P.M., Peterhof: Sazonov tells the Tsar about Austria-Hungary’s declaration of war on Serbia. He also explains the mobilisation problem and proposes the preparation of two ukazes (orders), one for partial, and one for general mobilisation, so that a decision on which to use can be left to the last moment in light of the latest developments.
The Tsar agrees to this and the declaration of partial mobilisation the next day, Wednesday, 29 July. Nothing is to be finally decided without his further approval. He and Sazonov want to see the effect of the announcement of partial mobilisation. [More]


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