July 5th in German History: Germany Gives Austria-Hungary a Black Cheque in Serbia

Few German diplomatic actions are as derided as the “Black Cheque”, the popular term for the promise of support given by Germany to Austria-Hungary in the latter nation’s dealings with Serbia. On July 5th, 1914, German Chancellor Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg communicated to the Austrian ambassador in Berlin, Count László Szőgyény-Marich de Magyar-Szőgyén et Szolgaegyháza, thatContinue reading “July 5th in German History: Germany Gives Austria-Hungary a Black Cheque in Serbia”