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The Zimmerman Telegram.
by [World War I Intelligence] Tuchman, Barbara.

Publisher Information:
Viking,, New York:: 1958..

A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine dust jacket with a touch of wear to the spine and a couple of small edge tears. This is Barbara Tuchman's engaging unveiling of events leading up to America's entry into World War I and the story of the intercepted message that triggered the War's climax. The Zimmermann Telegram (or Zimmermann Note) was a 1917 diplomatic proposal from the German Empire offering a military alliance with Mexico, in the event of the United States entering World War I against Germany. The proposal was intercepted and decoded by British intelligence. Revelation of the contents outraged American public opinion, and helped generate support for the United States declaration of war on Germany in April of that year.[1] President Woodrow Wilson moved to arm American merchant ships to defend themselves against German submarines, which had started to attack them, although this was blocked by the US Congress.The message came as a coded telegram dispatched by the Foreign Secretary of the German Empire, Arthur Zimmermann, on January 11, 1917. The message was sent to the German ambassador for Mexico, Heinrich von Eckardt. Zimmermann sent the telegram in anticipation of the resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare by Germany on 1 February, an act which the German government presumed would almost certainly lead to war with the United States. The telegram instructed Ambassador Eckardt that if the U.S. appeared certain to enter the war, he was to approach the Mexican Government with a proposal for military alliance, with funding from Germany.


Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition
Book Id: 24668

Price: $195.00

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