The First World War was characterized by years of bloody stalemate. Offensive after offensive failed to break the trenches, and millions died for little perceivable gain. It would require hundreds of thousands of men from the United States, a nation that had only just entered the war, and a collapse of the German economy andContinue reading “August 8th in German History: The Start of the Hundred Days Offensive”
The Battle of Jutland was the largest naval battle of the First World War. It saw the German High Seas Fleet engage the British Grand Fleet in the last battle fought primarily by battleships. While tactically indecisive, it would solidify the naval balance of power and thus ensure the outcome of the war. In theContinue reading “May 31st in German History: The Battle of Jutland”
On May 4th, 1916, Germany signed the Sussex Pledge promising not to attack passenger liners.