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6 July: On returning from Germany, Lichnowsky

Posted on July 5th, 1914 by admin

6 July: On returning from Germany, Lichnowsky calls on Grey. There is anxiety and pessimism in Berlin about the attitude of Russia and Russia’s growing military strength.
He knows the Austrians intend to do something and might take military action against Serbia. In response to Grey, he says there would be no annexation of territory.
Grey says he understands it would be difficult for the Austro-Hungarian leadership to refrain altogether from vigorous measures.
Lichnowsky also says a rumoured Anglo-Russian naval agreement directed against Germany adds to German worries. There is feeling in Germany that it might be better not to restrain the Austrians as trouble now would be better than trouble later.
Grey recognises the danger to European peace. He says he wants to bring the two groups of powers closer together and he will talk to the Russians.


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