Who started WW One?

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]


This entry was posted on Friday, July 31st, 1914 at 8:04 am and is filed under Mobilisation. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed.