Monthly Archives: April 2017

THE LENIN STRATEGEM

Germans Seal Train with Russian Revolutionary Aboard Send it Off to Russia ‘Like a Plague Bacillus’ Special to The Great War Project (9 April) The Allies are confronted with a clever political stratagem, conceived by the Germans and designed to knock Russia out of the war. On April 8th a century ago, the Germans prepare the…

EXTRA EXTRA – IT’S WAR!

U.S. To Go to War With Germany, House and Senate Say Yes to War. President Signs War Declaration. Special to The Great War Project (6 April) – For two days round-the-clock, members of the House and Senate are debating a resolution that would bring the United States into the war against Imperial Germany. The Senate…

WAR IS IN THE AIR

Wilson Prepares Congress for Conflict, But No Declaration Yet. The Shell-Shocked Words of a Poet. Special to The Great War Project (2 April) Pro-war meetings break out in rapid succession across the United States. “As March turned to April,” writes historian Margaret Wagner, “pro-war mass meetings occurred in Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, Denver, and Manchester, New…