Austro-Hungarian Declaration of War on Serbia
28 July, 1914:
from: Collected Documents Relating to the Outbreak of the European War (London, 1915), p. 392. This is Document No. 45 quoted from the Serbian Blue Book.
The Austro-Hungarian Declaration of War on Serbia
"At 11:10 A.M. on July 28, 1914, Count Leopold von Berchtold, the
Austro-Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs, sent the following telegram
from Vienna to M. N. Pashitch, Serbian Prime Minister and Minister for
Foreign Affairs. This declaration of war was received at Nish at 12:30 P.M."
Vienna, July 28, 1914
The Royal Serbian Government not having answered in a satisfactory manner
the note of July 23, 1914, presented by the Austro-Hungarian Minister at
Belgrade, the Imperial and Royal Government are themselves compelled to see
to the safeguarding of their rights and interests, and, with this object,
to have recourse to force of arms. Austria-Hungary consequently considers
herself henceforward in state of war with Serbia.
Return to World War I Archive
Comments, corrections and suggestions are welcome
for questions of content: Jane Plotke (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or for questions of form: Richard Hacken (Hacken @ byu.edu).
Last Updated: January 29, 1996.