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The Zimmermann Telegram & World War I

Zimmermann Telegram

Zimmermann Telegram

Washington, DC
Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thomas Boghardt, author of “The Zimmermann Telegram: Intelligence, Diplomacy, and America’s Entry into World War One," explains why Germany’s Foreign Minister, Arthur Zimmermann, sent the telegram to Mexico; how it was intercepted by the British; and how its discovery influenced American public opinion. The National Archives in Washington DC hosted this event.

Updated: Friday, November 23, 2012 at 8:59am (ET)

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