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After their telegraph cables had been cut, the German Foreign Office appealed to the United States for use of their cable for diplomatic messages. The Secret War in Mexico: Public opinion demanded action. We intend to begin on the first of February unrestricted submarine warfare. University of Texas Press. First at a press conference on 3 Marchhe told an American journalist, “I cannot deny it. University of New Mexico Press.

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The Germans assumed that the United States cable was secure and used it extensively. Two ships were sunk in February, and most American shipping companies held yelegrama ships in port. During this period, Grey and cryptographer William Montgomery completed the decryption. President Wilson agreed to this, in the belief that such cooperation would sustain continued good relations with Germany, and that more efficient German-American diplomacy could assist Wilson’s goal of a negotiated end to the war.

Views Read Edit View history. We shall endeavor in spite of this to keep the United States of America neutral.

El telegrama a México que definió la suerte de la Primera Guerra Mundial

January Learn how and when to remove this template message. Page then reported the story to President Woodrow Wilsonincluding details to be verified from telegraph company files in the United States. All traffic through the Porthcurno relay was copied to British intelligence, in particular to the codebreakers and analysts in Room 40 at the Admiralty. It has traditionally been claimed that the telegram was sent over three routes: Singh, Simon 8 September Here the signals were boosted for the long trans-oceanic jump by radio.


At worst, the Germans might have realized that the code had been compromised, but weighed against the possibility of United States entry into the war, that was a risk worth taking.

They were reliant on the United Rl to transmit Zimmermann’s note to its final destination, but the message’s unencrypted contents would be deeply alarming to the Americans.

Telergama and the United States in the Oil Controversy, — The Germans were encouraged by their successes on the Eastern Front into believing that they would be able to divert large numbers of troops to the Western Front in support of their goals.

From Wikipedia, ximmerman free encyclopedia. This presented the Wilson administration with a dilemma. Disclosure of the Telegram would sway public opinion in the United States against Germany, provided the Americans could be convinced it was genuine. Woodrow Wilson ordered the military invasion of Veracruz in in the context of the Ypiranga Incident and against the advice of the British government.

Europe, the United States, and the Mexican Revolution. In the event of this not succeeding, we make Mexico a proposal of alliance on the following basis: The telegram instructed Ambassador Eckardt that if the United States appeared certain to enter the war, he was to approach the Mexican Government with a proposal for military alliance with funding from Germany.


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However, the United States allowed limited use of its diplomatic cables with Germany to communicate with its ambassador in Washington. Campaigns for Progressivism and Peace: Direct telegraph transmission of the telegram was not possible because the British had cut the German international cables at the outbreak of war.

The British knew that the German Embassy in Washington would relay the message by commercial telegraph, so the Mexican telegraph office would have the ciphertext. United States involvement in the Mexican Revolution. Privately, the British needed to give the Americans the cipher so that the United States government could verify the authenticity of the message independently with their own commercial telegraphic records; however the Americans agreed to back the official cover story.

Meanwhile, the British discussed possible cover stories: The document is believed to be the actual telegram shown to tekegrama American ambassador in London in Please call the President’s attention to the fact that the ruthless employment of our submarines now offers the prospect of compelling England simmerman a few months zimmerjan make peace.