By Ross F. Collins
Primary files from the realm battle I period deliver to existence the motives, occasions and results of these tumultuous and violent years. diverse views offer a important assessment of the various and sometimes complex reactions through american citizens to Pre-war ecu politics, Archduke Ferdinand's assassination, the sinking of the Lusitania through a German submarine, the most important battles fought, and of the eventual and arguable access into the struggle through the U.S., between others. could be a valued source for researchers looking to faucet into modern attitudes towards occasions lengthy gone.
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