On 28 July 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Leopold Count Berchtold (pictured), sent a coded telegram to the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador to London, Albert von Mensdorff. In his telegram, Berchtold describes a meeting he had with the British Ambassador. The British proposal for a great power conference to mediate the Austro-Serb crisis was met with […]

On 28 July 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Leopold Count Berchtold (pictured), sent a coded telegram to the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador to London, Albert von Mensdorff. In his telegram, Berchtold gives instructions on how Mensdorff should present the Austro-Hungrian reaction to Serbia’s answer to the ultimatum. Count Berchtold to Count Mensdorff. Vienna, 28 July 1914. […]

On 28 July 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Leopold Count Berchtold (pictured), sent a coded telegram to the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador to France, Nikolaus Count Szecsen. In his telegram, Berchtold gives instructions on how Szecsen should present the Austro-Hungrian reaction to Serbia’s answer to the ultimatum. Count Berchtold to Count Szecsen in Paris. Vienna, 28 […]

On 28 July 1914, Leopold Count Berchtold (pictured), the Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, sent a coded private telegram to the Austro-Hungarian ambassadors to Germany, and Italy. In his telegram, Berchtold informs them of discussions on the Triple Alliance, which united Austria-Hungary, Italy, and Germany, as they related to the Austro-Hungarian conflict against Serbia. Count Berchtold […]

On 28 July 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador to Italy, Kajetan von Merey (pictured), sent a coded private telegram to the Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Leopold Count Berchtold. In his telegram, von Merey refers to the question of Italian compensation with regards to Austria-Hungary’s actions in Serbia. Herr von Merey to Count Berchtold. Rome, 28 July […]

On 28 July 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador to Italy, Kajetan von Merey (pictured), sent a coded telegram to the Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Leopold Count Berchtold. In his telegram, von Merey informs Berchtold of his ill health and of a meeting his representative had with the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Marquis di San […]

On 28 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 discusses Germany’s refusal of a British proposal for mediation.  Count Szogyeny to Count Berchtold. Berlin, 28 July 1914. Cyphered. The British proposal of mediation, according to which […]

On 28 July 1914, Leopold Count Berchtold (pictured), the Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, sent a coded private telegram to his Ambassadors to Germany, the United Kingdom, and Italy. In his telegram, Berchtold relates information on the possibility of British intervention in a continental war. It is important to note that the telegram from Count Szecsen which […]