North Sea, Kiel, in the early hours: Bethmann radios the Kaiser
Posted on July 27th, 1914 by admin
North Sea, Kiel, in the early hours: Bethmann radios the Kaiser dispatch from St Petersburg reporting Russian military exercises have been cancelled and troops recalled to barracks.
On arrival at Kiel the Kaiser receives report from Chelsius in St Petersburg. There is a very angry mood at the Tsar’s court. The Tsar’s entourage are making clear a war between Austria and Serbia means war with Russia.