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3.10 P.M., Peterhof: Sazonov sees

Posted on July 30th, 1914 by admin

3.10 P.M., Peterhof: Sazonov sees the Tsar. Despite the proposal he has made to Pourtalès in the early hours that morning he tells the Tsar there is no hope of peace.
Germany is determined on war and is well advanced in its military preparations (this is not true).
Sazonov talks at length, and finally, the Tsar gives way and agrees to general mobilisation. Sazonov asks permission to telephone the news to Yanushkevich immediately. He doesn’t want to give the Tsar time to change his mind again. [More]


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