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Austro-Hungarian Red Book: Count Berchtold to Count Szapary, 28 July 1914

On 28 July 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Leopold Count Berchtold (pictured), sent a private telegram to the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador to Russia, Frigyes Count Szapary. In his telegram, Berchtold reminds Szapary that Austria-Hungary will not come to a negotiated settlement with Serbia despite Russian diplomatic overtures. Berchtold also describes his conversation with the […]

Austro-Hungarian Red Book: Count Szapary to Count Berchtold, 28 July 1914

On 28 July 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador to Russia, Frigyes Count Szapary (pictured), sent a coded and strictly confidential telegram to the Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Leopold Count Berchtold. In his telegram, Szapary recounts the meeting of the German Ambassador to Russia, Count Pourtalès, with the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergei Sazonov. Count Szapary […]

Austro-Hungarian Red Book: Count Szapary to Count Berchtold, 28 July 1914

On 28 July 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador to Russia, Frigyes Count Szapary (pictured), sent a coded telegram to the Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Leopold Count Berchtold. In his telegram, Szapary describes Russian perceptions of the Austro-German alliance days before the outbreak of the First World War. Count Szapary to Count Berchtold. Petersburg, 28 July 1914. Cyphered. […]

Austro-Hungarian Red Book: Count Mensdorff to Count Berchtold, 28 July 1914

On 28 July 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Albert Count Mensdorff (pictured), sent a coded telegram to the Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Leopold Count Berchtold. In his telegram, Mensdorff discusses the Great Power conference proposed by British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey. Count Mensdorff to Count Berchtold. London, 28 July 1914. […]

Austro-Hungarian Red Book: Count Berchtold to Count Szogyeny, 28 July 1914

On 28 July 1914, Leopold Count Berchtold (pictured), the Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, sent a telegram to Laszlo Count Szogyeny, the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador to Germany, in reply to the Ambassador’s telegrams from 26 July. In his telegram, Berchtold tells Szogyeny to inform the German government of the mobilisation of the Russian army. Berchtold asks for German support in […]

Austro-Hungarian Red Book: Count Berchtold sends a Circular Decree, 27 July 1914

On 27 July 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Leopold Count Berchtold (pictured), sent a circular decree to Austro-Hungarian diplomatic missions throughout Europe. The decree details a communique sent to the press on Austro-Serb relations. Circular Decree. Vienna, 27 July 1914. Address: Count Szogyeny in Berlin, Count Szecsen in Paris, Count Szapary in Petersburg, […]

Austro-Hungarian Red Book: Herr von Paumgartner to Count Berchtold, 27 July 1914

On 27 July 1914, an Austro-Hungarian agent in Russia, Herr von Paumgartner, wrote to the Austro-Hungrian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Leopold Count Berchtold (pictured). Paumgartner’s telegram confirms reports of the mobilisation of the Russian army. Herr von Paumgartner to Count Berchtold. Odessa, 27 July 1914. Cyphered. Mobilisation orders for military districts of Odessa, Kiev and Warsaw […]

Austro-Hungarian Red Book: Count Berchtold to the Austro-Hungarian Ambassadors in St. Petersburg, Rome, Paris, London and Berlin, 27 July 1914

On 27 July 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Leopold Count Berchtold (pictured), sent a telegram to the Austro-Hungarian ambassadors in St. Petersburg, Rome, Paris, London, and Berlin. In his telegram, Berchtold reiterates the wish to localise the conflict between Austria-Hungary and Serbia. Count Berchtold to the Imperial and Royal Ambassadors in St. Petersburg, […]