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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)

Nicholas II, Tsar of Russia and Poland, Great Prince of Finland (1894-1917)

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre in 1991 by King's College Library

Content & structure

Scope and content

Announcement, in Russian, by Nicholas II, Tsar of Russia and Poland, Great Prince of Finland (1894-1917), of Austria-Hungary's declaration of war upon Russia, as reported by the St Petersburg Telegraph Agency in the 'Astrakhan Leaflet', 21 Jul 1914 (3 Aug 1914). Translation into English included.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services

Language/scripts of material

Russian and English

Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and available in hard copy in the Centre's reading room

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives



Compiled Nov 1999

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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  • Communication personnel
  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign relations
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Journalists
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Nicholas II, 1894-1917, Tsar of Russia

Corporate names

  • St Petersburg Telegraph Agency


  • Austria
  • Crimea
  • Finland, Northern Europe
  • Poland, Eastern Europe
  • Russia, Eastern Europe

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