World War I (1914 -1918)
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British cryptographers decipher a telegram from the German foreign minister, Arthur Zimmerman, to the German minister in Mexico offering United States territory to Mexico in return for joining the German cause. The message helped draw the United States into the war and thus changed history.
British sink two German cruisers off Italy. Men leave wills behind; sing as they go to death. French invade Germany; take three small towns. King's call brings out thousands.
The Iowa, greatest of America's battleships, successfully launched at the Cramp's shipyard in Philadelphia.
Every Patriotic Man, Woman, and Child can now invest in the United States Government as small a sum as 25 cents. Save the Nickels---Save the Dimes---Save the Quarters. Buy U.S. Thrift Stamps. Exchange them for War Savings Stamps.
Spirit of the war (to the rival peoples of tweedledum and tweedledee): "What! I swallow up too much of your food! Ungrateful wretches! Know you not that you would each, like wolves, be tearing the food from the other's mouth were I not here to prevent it---by pulling it into my own!"
War is over. Enemy stripped of power by terms of agreement. Fighting stopped at 2pm Paris time and 9am our time.
Victory Parade beneath the historic Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The place of honor in the procession given to 1,000 disabled soldiers.