Diary JULY 7, 1914

World War One Diary for Tuesday, July 7, 1914:

German ambassador in London Prince Lichnowsky
The German ambassador in London, Prince Lichnowsky, who earnestly sought in these critical weeks for peace.
Council of Ministers and Chief of Staff meet for nearly 7 hours; only Count Tisza disagrees on principle of unacceptable ultimatum to Serbia.

Foreign Ministry instructs London Ambassador ‘…to avoid everything that could create the impression, that we incited the Austrians to go to war’. Chancellor tells adviser ‘An action against Serbia can lead to World War’.

The King of the Belgians on visit.

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