Morning: Lichnowsky calls
Posted on July 31st, 1914 by admin
Morning: Lichnowsky calls on Grey with the news that Berchtold has authorised resumption of talks between Vienna and St Petersburg. Grey assumes Berchtold is sincere.
Grey is delighted and adds if Germany can get Austria to agree to a reasonable proposal then Britain would support it in Paris and St Petersburg and “if Russia and France would not accept it His Majesty’s Government would have nothing more to do with the consequences”. Neither man knows about the Russian general mobilisation. [More]