Early morning: Conrad and Krobatin go to see Berchtold.
Posted on July 31st, 1914 by admin
Early morning: Conrad and Krobatin go to see Berchtold. Tisza, Stürgkh and Burián are also present.
Conrad reads out the messages he has from Moltke urging Austria-Hungary to mobilise against Russia. They contrast starkly with Bethmann’s appeals and the Kaiser’s latest message. Berchtold exclaims who “Who runs the government, Moltke or Bethmann?!”.
The meeting decides to submit the general mobilisation order to the Emperor for his signature and Conrad can send Moltke his message saying the mobilisation order is being issued today, the 31 July.