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RUSSIA OUT? THE U.S. IN?

Turmoil Among the Allies Who Will Fight the War Now? Special to The Great War project. (13-18 March) On March15th a century ago, under intense pressure and with no possibility of retaining his crown, Tsar Nicholas the Second of Russia abdicates the throne. He turns over the monarchy to his son. “I request all to…

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…

SABOTAGE IN THE BALKANS

Towering Explosion in Romania Oilfields; But the Kaiser is Happy. A Feeler for Peace, but the War Spreads Further Special to The Great War Project (10-16 December) The global picture in the Great War a century ago does not look good for the Allies. “The Central Powers [Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire] were now…

A GRISLY ACCOUNTING

As Somme, Verdun Battles End, Shocking Losses. Wilson Re-Elected, Seeks Peace. Special to The Great War Project (14-20 November) The battles of the river Somme and Verdun, on the Western Front in northern France are coming to an end. The last Allied offensive takes place on these days a century ago. Snow falls on the…

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…

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…