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Early afternoon: Tschirschky now has the telegram from

Posted on July 30th, 1914 by admin

Early afternoon: Tschirschky now has the Telegram from Bethmann that warns Britain will not be neutral. “… we should be two against four Great Powers. Germany, as the result of England’s hostility, would have to bear the brunt of the fighting. …. we must urgently and emphatically recommend to the consideration of the Vienna Cabinet the acceptance of mediation on the honourable terms indicated”.
He shows it to Berchtold who appears shocked. Berchtold says he will have to talk with the Emperor and leaves for his meeting with Franz-Joseph.
Tschirschky continues talking with Berchtold’s colleagues. They do not believe that Austria-Hungary’s military operations can be restricted.


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