My Three Years In America (volume 619)

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byJohann Heinrich Bernstorff

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1920 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER Vm THE SECOND "LUSITANIA" CRISIS In Germany, and particularly before the Committee of the National Assembly, the American Government has been reproached with mala fides for having unnecessarily reopened the Lusitania question. The line of argument is approximately as follows: After the settlement of the Arabic case one can suspect the obstinate harping on the Lusitania affair, which had really died'down, as a sign of mala fides. Did the Americans want to secure a fresh diplomatic success against usf They had already carried their principle with the settlement of the Arabic case; was their object now to make a still greater splash f The continued possibility of a conflict with Germany--which was quite within practical politics if nothing intervened--made a very favorable background to make clear to American public opinion, in conjunction with a campaign on the same lines by Wilson himself, the following point: "We must get ourselves out of this situation pregnant with war by vindicating our right with both sides." Apart from the fact that the negotiations on the Lusitania question had been allowed to hang fire for about six weeks I believe that in this case we have again underestimated the significance of hostile public opinion in America. The best way of making clear the situation in the United States will probably be for me to reproduce here the telegrams and reports in which I informed Berlin of the reopening of the Lusitania negotiations. 1. Report In Cipher Washington, 23rd November, 1915. Secretary of State Lansing after long hesitation took up the Lusitania question again with me. At the beginning of October I had handed to him a draft of a letter which contained what I thought myself able to write to him within the scope of my instructions. T...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1920 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER Vm THE SECOND "LUSITANIA" CRISIS In Germany, and particularly before the Committee of the National Assembly, the America...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217515029

ISBN - 13:9780217515023

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