Balholm, North Sea: The Kaiser receives a report of a heated
Posted on July 23rd, 1914 by admin
Balholm, North Sea: The Kaiser receives a report of a heated discussion between Pourtalès and Sazonov about the threatening conflict between Austria-Hungary and Serbia.
As is his habit he makes marginal comments on the report. He thinks the “annihilation of Serbia” by Austria would “be the best thing”.
He rejects Sazonov’s warning Austria would have to reckon with Europe. Russia will have to reckon with Europe. It is a defender of regicide.