The aim of this blog is to trace the development of the 1914 July Crisis that led to the outbreak of the First World War. To do this, each day I share a primary document from the summer of 1914.
Over the past few months, we have gone over Austro-Hungarian documents spanning the assassination of the Archduke Franz-Ferdinand and his wife at Sarajevo on 23 June, to the delivery of the Austro-Hungarian ultimatum to Serbia on 23 July 1914. To my knowledge, this is the first time these documents have been made available online in an accessible format. In a way, we have made history together. Thank you for your fidelity!
Nevertheless, the search for answers continues. Starting tomorrow, we will proceed to Part II of the 1919 Austro-Hungarian Red Book.