Tag Archive for submarine warfare

WAR FEVER BUILDS IN U.S.

Wilson’s Cabinet Votes for War But Disagreement on How to Support It. Thousands Meet, Cheer for War. Special to The Great War Project (26 March) Stalemate, bloody and murderous stalemate — that’s the state of play for the contending powers at this moment in the Great War, a century ago. Even as Russia plunges into…

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.…

A TRULY GLOBAL WAR

As 1916 Ends, A Yearning for Peace; But the Slaughter Continues. Special to The Great War Project. (1 January) As 1917 begins, the war just keeps on spreading, on all fronts. Eleven European nations are now at war, plus the Turkish Ottoman empire which is fighting mostly in Asia. The Allied side,” observes historian Martin…

GERMAN SUBMARINE ATTACKS RISING

American Ships, Supplies the Targets U.S. Ponders Entering the War; Can’t Stay Neutral Forever Special to The Great War Project (3-7 October) The Germans continue their pressure on the United States, from the sea. “German submarine sinkings were continuous,” reports historian Martin Gilbert. “Many observers wondered how long it would be before these sinkings forced…

WILSON SEEKS A NEGOTIATED PEACE

Finds Little Support, Belligerents Seek Knockout Blow; Germans Threaten U.S. Home Territory Special to The Great War Project (29 September-3 October) The Germans now eye the possibility of submarine attacks on the United States. American targets begin to attract German U-boat attention, as the underwater offensive spreads. At the beginning of October exactly a century…

FORCED LABOR FOR BELGIANS IN GERMANY

Move Violates Laws of War; A Protest From the U.S. Wilson Running For Re-election; ‘He Kept Us Out of War’ Special to The Great War Project (18-22 September) Germany is dragooning hundreds of thousands of Belgian citizens into forced labor. According to historian Martin Gilbert, in these days in the war a century ago, Germany…

FACE-OFF BETWEEN GERMANY AND THE U.S.

Lusitania Episode Takes Months to Resolve; Kaiser Calls Wilson Impertinent. A Hideous New American Weapon Special to The Great War Project (21-22 July) Relations between the United States and Germany are increasingly tense. The sinking of the British ocean liner Lusitania in May results in the death of nearly 1200, including 124 Americans. It splits President…