Morning, Bad Ischl: Berchtold tells the Emperor
Posted on July 27th, 1914 by admin
Morning, Bad Ischl: Berchtold tells the Emperor that as the Serbian reply appears conciliatory the Entente powers are likely to make further efforts to solve the crisis peacefully unless the situation is clarified by a declaration of war.
He also tells the Emperor of a report that Serbian troops have fired on Austro-Hungarian troops and there has been a considerable skirmish.
This report is later found to be false and is removed from the declaration of war. The Emperor gives his approval to a draft telegram to the Serbian Foreign Minister declaring war on Serbia.