The Zimmerman Telegram

In late 1916 the war in Europe had been raging for more than two years, and victory did not appear to be in sight for either side.  On the Eastern Front there were signs that the Russians might be cracking, and outright revolution was increasingly likely.  If this happened, and if Russia withdrew from the […]

War and Madness

At 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918, the guns fell silent, thus ending a terrible conflict that had ranged over much of the world, cost as many as twenty million lives, destroyed ancient kingdoms and empires, and ripped apart the social fabric of Europe.  It was called the Great War and the “War to end […]