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18 July: Jagow responds to warnings from Lichnowsky

Posted on July 17th, 1914 by admin

18 July: Jagow responds to warnings from Lichnowsky. In a private letter he argues Germany must stand by Austria-Hungary.
Moving closer to Britain is not possible given Britain’s growing intimacy with Russia and Russian hegemony in the Balkans cannot be permitted.
He believes an Austro-Serbian war can be localised. Localisation depends on France and Britain restraining Russia but “the more boldness Austria displays, the more strongly we support her, the more likely is Russia to keep quiet”. [More]


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