Afternoon: Poincaré starts preparing
Posted on August 2nd, 1914 by admin
Afternoon: Poincaré starts preparing his message to the National Assembly. He wants to say “at last we can release the cry, until now smothered in our breasts: Vive L’ Alsace Lorraine” but ministers persuade him that such a declaration will be bad for foreign opinion and make the war appear as one of revenge. He agrees to remove the passage.