Shortly after 9.00 P.M.: A small group of cabinet members
Posted on August 4th, 1914 by admin
Shortly after 9.00 P.M.: A small group of cabinet members, Asquith, Grey, Haldane, later joined by Lloyd George and McKenna, meet in the cabinet room.
There is no news from Berlin. Goschen’s messages never get to London but the government learns from an intercepted message from Berlin to the German embassy he has asked for his passports. They decide to wait until 11.00 P.M. midnight Berlin time.