Tag Archive for U-boat

FIRST AMERICANS KILLED IN FRANCE

French Are Bled White, but Are Americans Ready? What A Way to Get Leave. Special to The Great War Project. Editor’s note: an earlier caption on a graphic in this report misidentified it. It is Marshal Foch, the French military leader, not the French president Raymond Poincare (4 September) Some of the first Americans arrive…

WILL THE U.S. ENTER THE WAR?

Debate Sharpens Amidst Submarine Attacks, Secret Plotting. Britain Regaining Offensive; Russia Collapsing. Special to The Great War Project. (5 March) Across the globe a century ago, events are speeding up, with the United States hurtling toward war. “The Zimmerman telegram was published in the United States on March 1st,” reports historian Martin Gilbert. Many in…

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.…

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…

WILSON PONDERS REELECTION AND WAR

German U-boat Attacks Spread; An Ultimatum from the American President Special to The Great War Project (15-18 April) The American President, Woodrow Wilson is running for reelection, and the war is concerning him greatly. Since the war began, Wilson pursues a policy of neutrality. There is pressure in the United States to join the Allies…

DEATH ON THE HIGH SEAS

Germany Returns to Unrestricted Submarine Warfare Wilson Struggles with Policy of Neutrality Will the U.S. Enter the War? Special to The Great War Project (26-30 March) Tension is growing in the United States over the German decision to return to unrestricted submarine warfare and the American response to it. In the winter of 1916, the…

AMERICAN POLICY OF NEUTALITY UNDER FIRE

More American Deaths in U-Boat Attack. American Bankers Seek Huge Loan for Britain and France. Special to The Great Project. (4-7 November) The United States is struggling, unsuccessfully, to maintain President Woodrow Wilson’s policy of neutrality. More Americans are killed in a German submarine attack on a passenger ship, prompting louder calls for the U.S.…