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19 July, early hours: Pašić sets out the Serb

Posted on July 17th, 1914 by admin

19 July, early hours: Pašić sets out the Serbian government position in an urgent telegram to all Serbian legations apart from Vienna.
Evidence suggests Vienna is planning a demarche that will accuse Serbia and pan-Serbianism of the assassinations.
While Serbia would agree to any Austrian requests to bring accomplices of the assassins to justice, “she could not accede to demands unacceptable to any state which guards its independence and dignity”.
This was to be emphasised to foreign governments with the request that they might support reconciliation when opportunity or necessity arose. [More]


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