WWI: Four letters from Vienna

Edinburgh Eye

M. Yov. M. Yovanovitch, the Serbian Minister at Vienna, wrote three letters to Nikola Pašić, the Prime Minister of Serbia and Minister for Foreign Affairs from Vienna on 15th July 1914.


The most important question for us is, what, if any, are the intentions of the Austro-Hungarian Government as regards the Serajevo outrage. Until now I have been unable to find this out, and my other colleagues are in a similar position. The word has now been passed round here not to tell anybody anything.

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2 thoughts on “WWI: Four letters from Vienna

  1. I wrote this comment on the original.
    As this series of letters continue, it seems that a combination of vanity and pride was as much to blame for the beginning of this terrible war. Once again, Nationalism, Pride, and all that comes with them, seem to be the source of man’s undoing. This has been very interesting, to get the chance to see what was going on very much ‘behind the scenes’.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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