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Morning: Nicolson in charge in Grey’s absence studies

Posted on July 26th, 1914 by admin

Morning: Nicolson in charge in Grey’s absence studies the latest information including the imminence of a Russian partial mobilisation and Sazonov’s threat about Britain’s position in Asia if it does not cooperate with Russia.
Noting Sazonov’s remark that Russia might stand aside and leave the question of how matters are resolved between Austria-Hungary and Serbia in the hands of Britain, France, Italy and Germany, he decides to suggest to Grey he calls an ambassadors’ conference of these four powers in London.
This is Britain’s second mediation proposal. Such an ambassadors’ conference is similar to one Grey chaired to defuse problems arising from the first Balkan war in 1912. [More]


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