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Late evening: The cabinet meet again. They get

Posted on July 31st, 1914 by admin

Late evening: The cabinet meet again. They have Paléologue’s telegram confirming Russian general mobilisation. They discuss Joffre’s demand for immediate mobilisation and agree to wait until 4.00 P.M. the next day.
This is the latest time at which the announcement can be made if 2 August, the earliest practicable date, is to be the first day of mobilisation. The Cabinet are also keen to be seen as responding to German action rather than initiating military measures.


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