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Report of a conversation between the British Foreign Secretary and the German ambassador to Britain in July 1914
(Catalogue ref: FO 371/1899 f.389)
  FO 371/1899; conversation between British Foreign Secretary and German ambassador, 1914  

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Study this source carefully. There are details in this source that will help you to answer the key question. As you study the source, ask yourself:

  • What concerns does the German ambassador have?
  • According to the German ambassador, what are the views of some in Germany about the possibility of war?
  • Does the German ambassador seem concerned about Britain belonging to the Triple Entente?
  • What impression do you get from this source of relations between Britain and Germany?
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