Evening: Three cabinet members
Posted on July 23rd, 1914 by admin
Evening: Three cabinet members Haldane, Morley, and Grey have dinner with Albert Ballin, a German shipping magnate, who sometimes acts as an informal link with the German government.
They talk mainly about naval matters but the Serbian crisis is mentioned. After the meeting Ballin writes to Jagow saying it should be easy to keep Britain and France peaceful. Haldane later says he told Ballin that Britain’s neutrality depended on Germany not attacking France. [More]