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Nothing can stop an enemy from picking wireless messages out of the free air and nothing did In England Room 40 was born In January 1917 with the First World War locked in terrible stalemate and America still neutral. There is something very strange about the First World War I mean surely there must be something I previously knew about it that must be trueThe 64000 uestion is what event brought the United States into the First World WarBefore reading this book I would have said that it was the sinking of the Lusitania that brought the US into the war but in fact that happened two years prior to the US entry Woodrow Wilson following this sinking said he was too proud to fight over something like that I had absolutely no idea that the thing that finally tipped the scales and got the US into the war was a intercepted telegram that the British were able to decode and that had been sent by the Germans using US telegram lines with US approval although obviously not for the purpose the Germans were putting them toAnd that purpose reads like the sort of story you would only read today in one of Lyndon LaRouche s newspapers This is the sort of conspiracy that really had to be true as it was just too stupid for anyone to have made up with any expectation that anyone else would believe The PlotGermany needs to stop the US from supplying weapons and food to Britain so as to effectively take her out of the war To do this Germany has decided to torpedo US ships and put a blockade on Britain that will bring her to her knees within a matter of months you might remember from The Guns of August that Germany always seems to have expected every aspect of the war to last a matter of months Because the US would have to take some time to get an army ready to cross the Atlantic and come to Britain s military aid and because Britain wouldn t be able to hold out for that long Germany would inevitably win the war But just to make absolutely sure Germany also proposed getting Mexico and Japan to invade the US thereby giving the US government something to think about closer to home Mexico was promised all of her previous territories that the US had taken from her including Texas and New Mexico and although the Germans didn t really expect these countries to beat the US in a war that wasn t really the point or intention The intention was to keep the US out of the real war for long enough for Germany to win and so make the rest a bit of a foregone conclusionAudacious noSo Britain has the German message in her sweaty hands and has translated it using German codes which they have broken years before and that the Germans haven t changed since the start of the war because the Germans are far too clever for the Allies and the Allies would never be smart enough to crack thatBut having a message and being able to use it are uite different things What if exposing the message simultaneously gives away the fact that you know the German codes What is worth to you Getting the US into the war and given the contents of the message that seems likely in any case or having to fight the remainder of the war without being able to listen into enemy messagesLike I said this is the sort of book that reads like it is all made up sort of a cross between a history book and The 39 Steps The fact that this telegram was actually the thing that got the US into the war and not some ship being sunk is only one of the surprises in store in this book Thanks again Richard I ve just realised that I ve read one of her books before The March of Folly From Troy to Vietnam which I also really enjoyed very much The Official Foodie Handbook of the free air and nothing did In England Room 40 was born In January 1917 with the First World War locked in terrible stalemate and America still neutral. 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D domination was exposed bringing America into the war and changing the course of history The story of how this happened and the incalculable conseuences are thrillingly told in Barbara Tuchman's brilliant exploration. In itself the Zimmerman telegram was only a pebble on the long road of history But a pebble can kill a Goliath and this one killed the American illusion that we could go about our business happily separate from other nations In world affairs it was a German minister s minor plot In the lives of the American people it was the end of innocence Barbara Tuchman The Zimmerman TelegramThis short book describes an incredible scheme that I knew nothing about In 1917 after two and half years of brutal war Germany looked to have the upper hand in Europe But to finally crush Britain and win the war the Germans needed to cut off England s supply lines This meant attacking the American ships supplying the British with much needed weapons and supplies which probably meant roping the US into the war on the Allied side Anticipating US involvement the Germans concocted a wild scheme where they would bring Mexico into the war as an ally encourage Mexico possibly with the help of the Japanese to invade Texas Arizona and California and thereby keep the US too busy to meddle with their war in Europe Unfortunately for the Germans a telegram by Foreign Secretary Arthur Zimmerman detailing this nefarious plot was intercepted by the British turned over to the Americans and ultimately proved to be the final straw that pushed the US into the war on the Allied side WhoopsWilson PacifismAlong with the details of the Germans bizarre plan this book spends a lot of time discussing American reluctance to get involved in what was perceived to be a European conflict There were a lot of reasons for this the presence of Czarist Russia on the Allied side muddied what could otherwise be seen as a battle between democracy and militaristic monarchies pro German sentiments among American citizens of German descent particularly in the Midwest and a general lack of interest in the war outside of the Atlantic seaboard even when US ships were being preyed upon by German U boats This isolationist attitude was personified by the US President Woodrow Wilson who had campaigned on a pacifist platform and fought tooth and claw to keep the United States out of the war until events specifically the Zimmerman Telegram made military intervention unavoidableWilson uite presciently believed that the only lasting peace would be a negotiated peace if a peace treaty was dictated by the victors at gunpoint it would go too far and breed resentment that would only lead to future conflict Subseuent history would prove him all too correct on this point But Wilson s insistence on keeping the US out of the war to act as a neutral arbiter grated on contemporaries like Theodore Roosevelt who saw the war as a clash between democracy and military totalitarianism that the US could ill afford to sit out Also Wilson s determination to take the high road uite understandably infuriated parties on both sides who viewed his attitude as incredibly patronizing and had no interest in being scolded like naughty schoolboys by the professorial Wilson But despite the Allies desperation in 1917 Wilson and the majority of American citizens were not willing to get directly involved in a war that did not directly affect the United States Zimmerman and the Mexican PlotIn that sense the Zimmerman Telegram was exactly what the Germans did not need The threat of a Mexican invasion however remote energized the population and made it clear to the American People that the Germans were their enemy whether they liked it or not Mexico in 1917 had even problems than Mexico today Pancho Villa and his revolutionaries were running around stirring up trouble and it was not crystal clear who was in real control of the country The Germans had no illusions of Mexico actually defeating the United States but in 1917 the Mexican American war was not that far distant and they thought that Mexico would jump at the chance to recover their old territory Because the Japanese were of the same race ie not white they thought they had a chance of roping them in too with some nebulous promises of a Japanese colony in California I had never heard of this fantastic scheme which sounds incredible but the plucky Germans sent coded messages to the Mexican government using the official US cable in Washington in an attempt to drum up an alliance and ensure that the US could not intervene in Europe The story of how British intelligence managed to crack the German code intercept the telegram and deliver it to Wilson was fascinating and made this book a lot of fun to readConclusionOnce the public got wind of the plot many simply could not believe it and thought it had to be a hoax But when it became clear that it was all too real thanks in large part to an inexplicable admission of guilt by Zimmerman himself peace was no longer an option Tuchman argues that US intervention on the Allied side was pretty much an inevitability by 1917 especially once the Germans amped up their U boat operations and started targeting and US vessels But without the Zimmerman Telegram it could easily have been another six months or before the stubborn Wilson finally hitched the US wagon to the Allied cause Could Britain have held out for another six months without US support It s hard to say but it is very possible that without the second wind the US gave the Allies in early 1917 the Allies would have been forced to negotiate a peace that would have changed the face of Europe and the history of the 20th century For that reason the Zimmerman Telegram was a significant historical event and Barbara Tuchman tells its story with typical skill 4 stars recommended Gaining Ground of history The story La Rubrique Scientifique La Rubrique Scientifique 1 of how this happened and the incalculable conseuences are thrillingly told in Barbara Tuchman's brilliant exploration. 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German Foreign Secretary Arthur Zimmerman gambled the future of the conflict on a single telegram But this message was intercepted and decoded in Whitehall's legendary Room 40 and Zimmerman's audacious scheme for worl. I am fascinated by the fact that history often happens because of seemingly small uneventful accidental or coincidental events Tuchman one of my favorite historianauthors tells the story of the happenstance that got the United States into World War I despite President Wilson s firm stance of neutrality The British having cracked the German code had intercepted a telegram filled with the promise of an alliance between Mexico and Japan against America How could the Brits let the Americans know of the plans without letting on that they had the German code Wikileaks would have had a field day with all this intrigue It reads like a historical thrillerTwo favorite lines Neither knew they were about to midwife a historic event 3 Villa spoiling for a fight with Germany whispering encouragement in his ear danced up and down the border like an enraged rooster trying to provoke the rush of a large dog 93Tuchman s conclusions This is not to say that Wilson wanted neutrality the day before the telegram and belligerency the day afterIt awoke that part of the country that had been undecided or indifferent before It transformedthe apathy of the Western states into intense hostility to Germany and in one day accomplished a change in sentiment and public opinion that otherwise would have reuired months to accomplish It was not a theory or an issue but an unmistakable gesture that anyone could understand It was the German boot planted upon our border To the mass of Americans who cared little and thought less about Europe it meant that if they fought they would be fighting to defend America not merely to extract Europe from its self made uarrelsWould they have been ready without the telegram Probably notHad the telegram never been intercepted or never been published inevitably the Germans would have done something else that would have brought us in eventually But the time was already late and had we delayed much longer the Allies might have been forced to negotiate To that extent the Zimmermann telegram altered the course of history But then as Sir Winston Churchill has remarked the course of history is always being altered by something or other if not by a horseshoe nail then by an intercepted telegram In itself the Zimmermann telegram was only a pebble on the long road of history But a pebble can kill a Goliath and this one killed the American illusion that we could go about our business happily separate from other nations In world affairs it was a German Minister s minor plot In the lives of the American people it was the end of innocence 199 200


10 thoughts on “The Zimmermann Telegram

  1. says:

    There is something very strange about the First World War I mean surely there must be something I previously knew

  2. says:

    I recently criticized a book on this site for trying to tell a history by jumping around and said that it takes a very good writer to make that work Barbara Tuchman has that skill She tells a very complicated story with a very diverse cast and keeps everything straight and lucidNow that might be enough for four stars but Tuchman does all this by making the whole thing sensible as well You understand why people took the

  3. says:

    I listened to this book because I have kind of an interest in cryptography and its historical impact The Zimmerman Telegram is ostensibly about the famous telegram that was the final straw that brought America into

  4. says:

    As it was sent from Washington to Mexico Complete decryption and translation4 A Distant Mirror The Calamitous 14th Century 3 The Proud Tower A Portrait of the World Before the War 1890 1914 CR The Zimmermann Telegram

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    I thought that lots of information stuff I didn't know would translate into an interesting read While I learned a lot the flow was never compelling to me like other good books that bring you there I was never engaged Typically a narrator can bring the story to life but this reader did not do that for me I think both the author and the narrator failed me on this one Interesting topic but this version was just OK for me

  6. says:

    I am fascinated by the fact that history often happens because of seemingly small uneventful accidental or coincidental events Tuchman one of my favorite historianauthors tells the story of the happenstance that got the United States into World War I despite President Wilson's firm stance of neutrality The British having cracked the German co

  7. says:

    This book shocked me for a few different reasons1 I had NO idea that a decoded telegram was the thing that finally drove the US to join the a

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    ”In itself the Zimmerman telegram was only a pebble on the long road of history But a pebble can kill a Goliath and this one killed the American illusion that we could go about our business happily separate from other nations In world affairs it was a German minister’s minor plot In the lives of the American people it was the end of innocence” Barbara Tuchman The Zimmerman TelegramThis short book describe

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    This is the history of the political and diplomatic events that caused the United States to enter World War I Most of us have a vague recollection from our school text books that the sinking of the Lusitania had something to do with the war But the Lusitania was torpedoed on May 7 1915 two years prior to America entering the war in 1917 Further the Lusitania was a British ship not American Remember the Lusitan

  10. says:

    Barbara Tuchmann’s histories are wonderful reading for the educated and curious public In “The Zimmermann Telegram” she combines the ualities of the unlikely pair of Rachel Maddow and Paul Harvey to give a great and important if forgotten story and a great background to that important story including “The Rest of t

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