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Afternoon: Szápáry changes his mind and goes to

Posted on July 31st, 1914 by admin

Afternoon: Szápáry changes his mind and goes to see Sazonov. He explains his instructions predate Russian mobilisation. Sazonov again says that as the Russian army will not attack “mobilisation has no significance”.
Szápáry says that Vienna welcomes talks and is even ready to discuss the text of the ultimatum as far as interpretation is concerned. Sazonov suggest talks in London during which Austria-Hungary should stop military operations “on Serbian territory”. These diplomatic ideas are being over taken by military events. [More]


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