Named for its author, the german minister of foreign affairs arthur zimmermann, the so-called zimmermann telegram threw a disturbing light on german wartime diplomacy in mexico and it catalyzed the united states' entry into the first world war. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for the zimmermann telegram at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. The zimmermann telegram (or zimmermann note or zimmerman cable) was a secret diplomatic communication issued from the german foreign office in january 1917 that. The zimmermann telegram (or zimmermann note) was a 1917 diplomatic proposal from the german empire to mexico to make war against the united states the proposal was. The zimmerman telegram by barbara wertheim tuchman starting at $149 the zimmerman telegram has 3 available editions to buy at alibris.
The reasons for the united states' entry into world war i are many, one of the primary reasons was the zimmerman telegram, a communique sent from germany to mexico, but intercepted and deciphered by. In january 1917, british cryptographers deciphered a telegram from german foreign minister arthur zimmermann to the german minister to mexico, von eckhardt, offering united states territory to mexico in return for joining the german cause. A threat on our border—a german plot to align itself with mexico and japan against the us is made public the famed zimmermann telegram mobilizes public opinion against germany and accelerates america's involvement in world war i read more about it the information and sample article links.
Arthur zimmermann was the german foreign secretary who had a really bad day at work in january of 1917, and who, with one telegram, did exactly the opposite of what. Buy a cheap copy of the zimmermann telegram book by barbara w tuchman in january of 1917, the war in europe was, at best, a tragic standoff britain knew that europe could be saved only if the united states joined the war but. Zimmermann telegram study guide by yasmin_avalos5 includes 5 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more quizlet flashcards, activities and games help you improve your grades.
This telegram, written by german foreign secretary arthur zimmermann, is a coded message sent to mexico, proposing a military alliance against the united states. Germany abandoned the pledge and in response, the united states cut their diplomatic relations with germany the zimmerman telegram was released on march 1,. The zimmermann telegram (or zimmermann note) was a 1917 diplomatic proposal from the german empire for mexico to join the central powers, in the event of the united states entering world war i on the side of the entente powers. The zimmermann telegram was a note sent in 1917 from the german foreign minister zimmermann to his ambassador in mexico, containing details of a proposed alliance against america it was intercepted and published, strengthening us public support for war against germany as part of world war one by. Arthur zimmermann, author of the zimmermann telegram and german foreign minister what was the purpose and promise of the message in the telegram, germany proposed an alliance with mexico.
Breaking the zimmermann telegram just over one hundred years ago, the british carried out one of the most audacious acts in the history of codebreaking. Zimmermann telegram (1917) document text from 2nd from london # 5747 we intend to begin on the first of february unrestricted submarine warfare we shall endeavor. The zimmermann telegram was a top-secret message to the president of mexico, inviting him to join germany and japan in an invasion of the united states how britain managed to inform the american government without revealing that the german codes had been broken makes for an incredible story of espionage and intrigue as only barbara w tuchman.
One hundred years ago a coded message was sent that would change the course of history the zimmerman telegram's interception by britain eventually led the usa to declare war on germany, changing. The zimmerman telegram: bringing america closer to war at the end of january 1917, the german government—desperate to break the stalemated trench warfare—announced that it would resume unrestricted submarine attacks. Text of the telegram sent by german foreign minister arthur zimmermann to the german ambassador to mexico, january 19, 1917: strictly secret. An intercepted telegram between germany and mexico led the united states to declare war created by sal khan watch the next lesson: .