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“With superhuman inhumanities, Long-famous glories, immemorial shames— And crawling slowly back, have by degrees Regained cool peaceful air in wonder— Why speak they not of comrades that went under?”

(Wilfred Owen – Spring Offensive)

The offensive launched by the German army in the spring of 1918, which went down in history as the Kaiserschlacht, the Kaiser’s or Emperor’s Battle, represented General Ludendoff’s last opportunity to reverse the fate of the...
The world must be made safe for democracy.  Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.

(Woodrow Wilson, speech to Congress, 2 April 1917)

On 6 April 1917, the United States declared war on Germany. War was not declared against any other member of the Central Powers or their allies. Only Austria-Hungary received a declaration of war in the summer of 1918. Until then, the United States had remained neutral. This neutrality...
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