Afternoon: Pourtalès sees the Tsar. He tells him
Posted on July 31st, 1914 by admin
Afternoon: Pourtalès sees the Tsar. Russian mobilisation will have a terrible impact in Berlin and will end the mediation efforts.
Pourtalès says “…. the only thing which in my opinion might yet prevent war was a withdrawal of the mobilisation order”.
The Tsar says on technical grounds a recall of the order issued is no longer possible.
The Tsar shows Pourtalès a wire he is about to send the Kaiser saying Russian troops will not make any hostile moves. [N4]