Austro-Hungarian Red Book: Giesl to Berchtold, 24 July 1914

On 24 July 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador to Serbia Baron Wladimir Giesl (pictured) sent a coded telegram to the Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Leopold Count Berchtold. In his telegram, Giesl confirms what he means by the term “ultimatum”.

Baron Wladimir Giesl

Baron Wladimir Giesl

Baron von Giesl to Count Berchtold. Belgrade, 24 July 1914.

Cyphered.

I only used the word “ultimatum” in my message to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for shortness and simplicity.

 

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

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