11.00 P.M.: Izvolsky
Posted on August 1st, 1914 by admin
11.00 P.M.: Izvolsky receives news from St Petersburg of the German declaration of war on Russia and immediately goes to Poincaré to ask how France will respond. Poincaré does not want to declare war on Germany. He prefers Germany to declare war on France so as to appear as peaceful as possible to the French public and Britain, but he assures Izvolsky there is no question of France not fulfilling its alliance obligations.