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The Zimmermann telegram : intelligence, diplomacy, and America's entry into World War I

Author: Thomas Boghardt
Publisher: Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By the winter of 1916/17, World War I had reached a deadlock. While the Allies commanded greater resources and fielded more soldiers than the Central Powers, German armies had penetrated deep into Russia and France, and tenaciously held on to their conquered empire. Hoping to break the stalemate on the western front, the exhausted Allies sought to bring the neutral United States into the conflict. A golden  Read more...
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Named Person: Arthur Zimmermann; Arthur Zimmermann
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Boghardt
ISBN: 9781612511481 1612511481
OCLC Number: 785079513
Description: xiii, 319 pages, 8 unnumbered pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: The Zimmermann telegram in history --
Arthur Zimmermann --
The Mexican imbroglio --
The German quest for Japan --
Drafting the telegram --
"Blinker" Hall --
Interception and decryption --
A special relationship --
The smoking gun --
Congress debates the telegram --
The American public --
War --
Fallout in Berlin --
Scapegoat --
Aftermath in Mexico --
A German reckoning --
Hall's intelligence legacy.
Responsibility: Thomas Boghardt.
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By the winter of 1916/17, World War I had reached a deadlock. While the Allies commanded greater resources and fielded more soldiers than the Central Powers, German armies had penetrated deep into Russia and France, and tenaciously held on to their conquered empire. Hoping to break the stalemate on the western front, the exhausted Allies sought to bring the neutral United States into the conflict. A golden opportunity to force American intervention seemed at hand when British naval intelligence intercepted a secret telegram detailing a German alliance offer to Mexico ...

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