Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Americans, Britons, and the Great War

HMS DreadnoughtEight dozen years ago today, the bête noire of this weblog proclaimed neutrality in the Great War.

Those United States were to remain formally neutral to the conflict for thirty months and two days, but it was a “neutrality” that contained diplomatic and supplying bias.

Also on the same day, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland declared war. Sir Edward Grey had given a speech in the House of Commons about the lamps the night before.

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