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An investigation found that the French telegraphic service delayed thousands of messages during World War I. ... Telegrams sent by or to foreign sovereigns, princes, and diplomatists were treated ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimmermann_Telegram

The Zimmermann Telegram (or Zimmermann Note or Zimmerman Cable) was a secret diplomatic communication issued from the German Foreign Office in January 1917 that proposed a military alliance between Germany and Mexico. In the event that the United States entered World War I against Germany, Mexico would recover Texas, Arizona and New Mexico.

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Several weeks later, on February 24, the British presented the Zimmermann telegram to the U.S. Government in an effort to capitalize on growing anti-German sentiment in the United States. The American press published news of the telegram on March 1. On April 6, 1917, the United States Congress formally declared war on Germany and its allies.

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The Zimmermann Telegram was a diplomatic note sent by the German Foreign Office to Mexico in January 1917 which proposed a military alliance between the two nations should the United States enter World War I (1914-1918) on the side of the Allies. In return for the alliance, Mexico would receive financial assistance from Germany as well as could reclaim territory lost during the Mexican ...

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Standard practice in the UK in the first world war was to send a telegram like this example from 1915: Not surprisingly families came to dread the arrival of a telegram and were afraid to open them. Over a million British soldiers were killed in this war so for most families telegrams came to be associated with bad news.

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The Zimmerman telegram was published in the United States on March 1, 1917. It was a coded telegram asking Mexico to join Germany's side on World War I and Germany promised that if they join them ...

www.bbc.com/bitesize/clips/zq4dq6f

Sending a telegram was an important method of people communicating with the front line and back during World War One. A message was tapped out by a telegraph operator on a Morse key machine, sent ...

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Most historians agree that American involvement in World War I was inevitable by early 1917, but the march to war was no doubt accelerated by a notorious letter. ... What was the Zimmermann Telegram?

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Message 2 - telegram Posted on: 09 November 2003 by MajorHolding. when my brother was sent out in the war he had been gone for 2 days and we recieved a telegram saying that he had been lost in action.

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During World War One up to 12 million letters a week were delivered to soldiers, many on the front line. The wartime post was a remarkable operation, writes ex-postman and former Home Secretary ...