Afternoon: At a meeting with Berchtold and Tschirschky,
Posted on July 27th, 1914 by admin
Afternoon: At a meeting with Berchtold and Tschirschky, Conrad suggests if Russia mobilises against Austria-Hungary, the Germans tell the Russians it constitutes such a threat to Germany on its southern and eastern frontier corresponding German measures will have to be taken.
This shows Conrad has a severe misapprehension of his ally’s war plans. If Germany mobilises, it inevitably means war and an attack on France with only minimal forces left against Russia. Also Conrad does not know that Jagow has already stated on two occasions that Germany would not mobilise if Russia only mobilised against Austria-Hungary. [More]