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AND THE OUTBREAK OF WAR. IO7
truth 110 hope, that military considerations
were still dominant?
How great is the contrast when we turn to
. England. Here we ünd nothing of this lethargy
A and hesitancy. Sir Edward Grey kept the
Russian Government informed of what was
going on. On this Glaukos is right, but he _
T does not see, or he omits to point out, how ä
damaging is the comparison to his own cause. «»
On ]uly 30th, after he had received a favour-
able answer from Berlin and had seen the
ï German Ambassador, Sir Edward Grey tele-
graphed to Sir George Buchanan, rehearsed
the proposal, and added to it the following: ,
" If Austria (accepts this suggestion), I hope
A that Russia would also consent to a discussion `
and suspension of further military prepara­
tions, provided that other Powers do the
. same." (B. 103).
It has been said that England did not press `
Russia to suspend her mobilisation. This is
untrue. She did so, but she did so in such 5
i a form as to make it easy for Russia to agree.
To ask Russia to promise this while Austria i
l continued to make war and to mobilise was
T an insult. This is what the German Emperor
did. Had Germany on the same day, as
she easily might have, sent a message to Russia
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