“Telegram of death”
Austro-Hungarian telegram in which it was written a declaration of war to Serbia on Tuesday, 28 July 1914
Telegram of declaration of war Austria-Hungary to Serbia 1914 is kept in the Archives of Serbia. Declaration of war Serbia is arrived via regular mail, written in French, then the official language, and then handed over to Nikola Pasic in Niš .
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.”
A few hours later the Austro-Hungarian Empire attacked the Kingdom of Serbia, which was the direct cause of the start of WWI