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Baltic Sea midday: Viviani wires instructions

Posted on July 27th, 1914 by admin

Baltic Sea, midday: Viviani wires instructions to Paléologue which ask him to tell Sazonov that France “…. is ready, in the interests of the general peace, whole heartedly to second the action of the Imperial Government”.
Viviani’s words “in the interest of general peace” indicate he is aware of the risks inherent in Poincare’s policy of firmness.


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