Publication of that communique outraged Americans just as German U-boats recommenced sinking American merchant ships in the North Atlantic. Wilson then asked Congress for “a war to end all wars” that would “make the world safe for democracy,” and Congress agreed.
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On this day in 1918, precisely 101 years ago, the Royal Air Force (RAF) is formed with the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). The RAF took its place beside the British navy and army as a separate military branch with its own ministry. In April 1911, […]
On this day in 1918, and specifically at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, the Great War ends. At 5 a.m. that morning, Imperial Germany, bereft of manpower and supplies and faced with imminent invasion, signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside Compiégne, France. The […]