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M QO THE GERMAN CHANCELLOR ,
g to go on negotiating even though war with `
V Serbia was continuing, but, and this is the
1 essential point, she was not prepared, if Austria
l` continued war, to continue the negotiations
_ and at the same time herseli remain unarmed.
Again and again we must point out that except
` for German intervention, the negotiations could
have gone on even after Russia had mobilised.
p What Germany, however, did, was to insist ,
‘ th.at Russia should not mobilise while accepting
A the Austrian contention that she could go on
fp fighting and preparing. ;
I As to the second point Glaukos contests the
‘ statement that Austrian mobilisation was the
p cause of the completion of Russian mobilisa­ ‘
A tion. I will not discuss this point ; I recognise
that we do not know the precise hour at which
_ these two actions took place. I imagine the §‘
I truth is that when Austria and Russia mobi-
i lised, they did so almost precisely at the same
, hour, and each knew that the other was pre-
; pared to act in the same way; neither made 15
Q` the action of the other the ground for serious i
protest."" That, however, which is important
"' and which he cannot and does not seriously
contest is that Austrian complete mobilisation l
* " History of Twelve Days," p. 218,