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AND THE OUTBREAK OF WAR. II5
. that Count Tschirschky, the German Am-
bassador at Vienna, carried on negotiations L
L with the Emperor direct over the head of
the Foreign Office. If we put all these things 2
together, if we put ourselves into the Ernperor’s
position, as I have represented it above, can
T we doubt that Count Tschirschky knew that 4
this proposal, though put forward by the l
Chancellor, had not the weight and authority ·
of the Emperor behind it?
We can now sum up the whole matter and
. , give a deünite answer to the question what p
1 Russia knew when the order for complete _.
. mobilisation was given. ,
, f The information before her was as follows:
L 1. The German Emperor continued to insist
e A on one point only, the cessation of Russian
L mobilisation, while at the same time he gave
; no indication that he proposed to ask Austria,
e on her part, to stop her military operations.
L 2. From the German Foreign Office she
­ A got nothing but a peremptory refusal of the
* last offer of a formula which she had made,
‘ and we know what the Russian attitude as {
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i i from this association was not changed after he was .i
- removed, and Herr von '1`schirschky was always enabled
1 to submit to the Emperor, outside official correspondence, ,
¤ ; such matters as required his personal support." 1
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