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