The History of the Great European War, Volume VII

CONTENTS BOOK III THE CAMPAIGN OF THE ALLIES— Continued CHAPTER LXII THE GERMAN-AMERICAN SETTLEMENT OF SUBMARINE DIFFICULTY Germany and the Lusitania— Germ an-Am erican diplomatic correspondence— America "too proud to fight ”—Her note of June g 1915— Dr. D ernburg leaves America— H is passage home interrupted— Non-success of his efforts in the United States— L ord Kitchener and the Bethlehem SteelWorks— G erm any unsuccessfully attempts to create reign of terror in th GeStates— erm any replies to President Wilson July 8— American feeling, and reply of July 21— President declares ultim atu tomas acceptable conditions of sub­marine warfare— A m erica on verge of war— Reassuring statement b y Germ any, September 1— Situation relieved— Differences with Austria— B ritish arrest of Mr. Archibald— Sensational disclosures— September America obtains recall of D r.D baum -—American preliminary preparation for war— A nglo-French Financial Commission visits th eStates— Y rae 1915 closes with renewed pro-Germ an outrage in America— Activities of Boy -Ed and von Papcn— Difficulties with England ..pp. 1-20 CHAPTER LXIII RENEWAL OF SUBMARINE DIFFICULTY 1916— The American Government prosecutes German agents— And obtains evidence of complicity of German and Austrian Governments in outrages thin eStates— D iplom atic sequel— End of campaign of outrage— Controversy with Great Britain as well as with Germany— Remarkable position of America— Struggling for her particular view of the principle of "the freedom of the seas ”against each side of the belligerents— Distinction between the two controversies— Consequences in America of British war legislation restriction and operations generally— The July black-list of the British Government— T heB ritish-A m erican diplomacy— Strained relations— British restriction of American- Continental trade— American commercial reprisals against England— Further friction caused b y British m ail-censorship— T he case of the China— Renewal of the German- American controversy as to submarine operations— The President makes a stand for the right— T h e famous Stone letter— The Senate resolution of March 3— The con­troversy unsettled— Again to the fore as result of the affair of the Sussex— Bitter feeling thin eStates against Germany— The Presidents Note of April 19— Threat to break off diplomatic relations— German reply May 15— Agrees to a restricted submarine operation —And later accepts responsibility for the Sussex— Germ an-Am erican crisis ends— The Moewe and the Apparn— The Deutschland and U53 sensations— Germany breaks her word with America as the year closes— Efforts for peace thin eStates 21-43 v
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