Austro-Hungarian Red Book: Herr Otto to Count Berchtold, 22 July 1914

On 22 July 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Leopold Count Berchtold (pictured) received a private coded telegram from the Austro-Hungarian Embassy in Montenegro.

Leopold Count Berchtold

Leopold Count Berchtold

Herr Otto to Count Berchtold. Cetinje, 22 July 1914.

Cypher.—Private.

I beg for authorisation to leave a copy of the decree [i.e. the Austro-Hungarian ultimatum to Serbia] with His Majesty the King [of Montenegro], if, as is highly probable, he should ask for it.

 

Source: 1919 Austro-Hungarian Red Book, with minor edits.

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