Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Explorers' Club, № DXXXIV

Operation AXIOM: The World War
1 February 1917: Germany resumed unrestricted submarine warfare, suspended since November 1915; the strategy was a calculated gamble, certain to lead to an American declaration of war on the side of the Entente, but the Germans wagered they could sink enough Entente tonnage to knock Britain out of the war before the weight of American arms could be brought to bear in Europe.

Lest we forget.

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