Monthly Archives: February 2017

PRESSURE ON U.S. INTENSIFIES

Wilson to Congress: I Am a Man of Peace, But U.S. Must Arm American Ships. The Slow, Slow Creep to War. Special to The Great War Project (26 February) With President Woodrow Wilson’s decision to break diplomatic relations with Germany a century ago, debate about possible American entry into the war heightens. “Debate about the…

A FIGHT OVER HUNGER

Food is Running Out, for Allies and Adversaries. If U.S. Enters War, Germans Gamble American Help Won’t Reach Europe Soon Enough. Special to The Great War Project. (12-19 February) War exhaustion at this moment of the Great War a century ago is plaguing all the major combatants: Britain and France, Germany and Austria, and Russia.…

GERMANY WOOS THE MEXICANS

Secretly Temps Them To Join German Side. Germany Sinks American Ship; U.S. Breaks Relations Special to The Great War Project. (6 February) A clandestine German plot is underway, designed to counter an eventual American decision to get into the war. The plot is the handiwork of Dr. Arthur von Zimmermann, Germany’s newly appointed foreign minister.…