WWI: the idea of a conflict of widespread dimensions

Edinburgh Eye

Alfred Dumaine - authorAlfred Dumaine, the French Ambassador at Vienna, wrote to René Viviani, the French Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, on 19th July 1914:

The Chancellor of the Consulate, who has sent me his half-yearly report, in which he sums up the various economic facts which have been the subject of his study since the beginning of the year, has added a section containing political information emanating from a trustworthy source.

I asked him briefly to sum up the information which he has obtained regarding the impending presentation of the Austrian note to Servia, which the papers have for some days been persistently announcing.

You will find the text of this memorandum interesting on account of the accurate information which it contains.

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2 thoughts on “WWI: the idea of a conflict of widespread dimensions

  1. A long read, but a worthwhile one. This series continues to fascinate and inform. The build up to the war, the propaganda fuelling the fires, and the nervous back-room whispers. It is all there.
    Thanks for posting these Sarah.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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