Category Italy

Austro-Hungarian Red Book: Count Berchtold to Herr von Merey and Count Szogyeny, 26 July 1914

On 26 July 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Leopold Count Berchtold (pictured), sent a private telegram to his Ambassadors in Rome and Berlin. The telegram outlines Italian foreign policy in the event of an Austro-Hungarian occupation of Serbia. In the summer of 1914, Austria-Hungary, Italy and Germany were all members of the Triple […]

Austro-Hungarian Red Book: Herr von Merey to Count Berchtold, 26 July 1914

On 26 July 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador to Italy, Kajetan von Merey (pictured), sent a coded confidential telegram to the Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Leopold Count Berchtold. In his telegram, von Merey informs Berchtold of the Italian government’s reaction to the Austro-Hungarian ultimatum to Serbia. Herr von Merey to Count Berchtold. Rome, 26 July 1914. […]

Austro-Hungarian Red Book: the Italian Ambassador visits the Ballhausplatz, 25 July 1914

On 25 July 1914, the Italian Ambassador to Austria-Hungary paid a visit to the Ballhausplatz (i.e. the Austro-Hungarian ministry of Foreign Affairs in Vienna). The Ambassador informed Austro-Hungarian officials of Italian policy in the crisis between Austria-Hungary and Serbia. Visit of the Italian Ambassador to the Austro-Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ballhausplatz). Vienna, 25 July […]

Austro-Hungarian Red Book: Count Szapary to Count Berchtold, 25 July 1914.

On 25 July 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador to Russia, Frigyes Count Szapary (pictured), sent a coded telegram to the Austro-Hunarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Leopold Count Berchtold. In his telegram, Szapary informs Berchtold of attitudes in St-Petersburg concerning Austria-Hungary’s policy towards Serbia. Count Szapary to Count Berchtold. St-Petersburg, 25 July 1914. Cyphered. My Italian colleague [i.e. […]

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

On 24 July 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador to Russia, Frigyes Count Szapary (pictured), sent a coded telegram to the Austro-Hunarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Leopold Count Berchtold. In his telegram, Szapary informs Berchtold of a conversation between the German Ambassador to Russia and  the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs on the subject of Austro-Hungarian policy towards […]

Austro-Hungarian Red Book: Count Berchtold to the Austro-Hungarian Ambassadors to the Great Powers, 23 July 1914

On 23 July 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Leopold Count Berchtold (pictured) sent a private telegram to the Austro-Hungarian Ambassadors to the Great Powers. In  his telegram, Berchtold elaborates his views on  British foreign policy towards Austria-Hungary and the ultimatum to Serbia. Count Berchtold to the Imperial and Royal Ambassadors in London, Paris, […]

The Hundredth Post – Austro-Hungarian Red Book: Merey to Berchtold, 23 July 1914

The following is the 100th post on JulyCrisis1914. I would like to thank all who read this blog for their support. Here’s to many more posts! On 23 July 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador to Italy Kajetan von Merey (pictured) wrote a strictly private telegram to the Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Leopold Count Berchtold. In […]

Austro-Hungarian Red Book: von Merey to Berchtold, 22 July 1914

On 22 July 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador to Italy Kajetan von Merey (pictured) sent a private coded telegram to the Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Leopold Count Berchtold in Vienna. In his telegram, Merey seeks clarification from Berchtold on the policy to adopt with Italy regarding the Austro-Hungarian ultimatum to Serbia. Herr von Merey to Count Berchtold. […]