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

On 24 July 1914, Laszlo Count Szogyeny, the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador to Germany (pictured), sent a coded telegram to Leopold Count Berchtold, the Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs. In his telegram, Szogyeny informs Berchtold that he delivered a copy of the Austro-Hungarian ultimatum to Serbia to the German Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Laszlo Count Szogyeny

Count Szogyeny to Count Berchtold. Berlin, 24 July 1914.

Cyphered.

Servia.

In accordance with your Excellency’s instructions, I handed the Note to Servia [i.e. the Austro-Hungarian ultimatum to Serbia] to the German Minister of Foreign Affairs [Gottlieb von Jagow] yesterday, and this morning, obeying your Excellency’s instructions by telegram, I gave notice of the change in the expiration of the term to 18:00.

Herr von Jagow sends his thanks for this information and assured me that the German government agrees entirely with the contents of the Note.

 

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

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