Monday, 23 January 2017

Germany called German-Austrian naval conference at Konopiste nonsense according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch nieuwsblad dated 13 July 1914

An item dated Berlin, Germany 12th reported that that what the Nowoje Wremja [a Russian daily newspaper] published over the contents of the German-Austrian naval conference at Konopisjt (1) was nonsense. The intention was no more than just to create enthusiasm for new military and political treaties between the powers allied in the Triple Entente [Russia, United Kingdom and France] during the visit of president Poincare (2) to Russia.

1. The chateau Konopiste in Bohemia, Czech Republic owned by the Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand. In June 1914 was the German emperor Willem II his guest and they discussed political affairs.
2. Raymond Nicolas Landry Poincare (20 August 1860 Bar-le-Duc-15 October 1934 Paris, France), conservative politician, president of France 18 February 1913-18 February 1920 and further more three times premier of France.