7.00 P.M.: Schoen sees Viviani and delivers the
Posted on July 31st, 1914 by admin
7.00 P.M.: Schoen calls on Viviani and tells him of the German ultimatum to Russia that if she does not demobilise Germany will mobilise, and for Germany mobilisation means war.
He wants to know what France will do in a Russo-German conflict. He wants an answer within 18 hours.
Viviani says he has no news of Russian general mobilisation, only of precautionary measures. He will not give up hope of avoiding the worst. He promises to give Schoen an answer by 1.00 P.M. the next day. [More]