Scientific American: In the Trenches
On April 6, 1917, the United States formally declared war on Germany following ruthless attacks by German U-boats on unarmed U.S. merchant ships and after the Germans were caught trying to persuade Mexico to invade the U.S.
In the issue immediately preceding the declaration of war, Scientific American published an article called “A State of War” remarking on how close Germany and the U.S. were to open warfare. Access this entire issue for free, and explore the intricacies of the war from an up close perspective.
Interested in more on World War I? As the oldest magazine in the country, Scientific American was there through it all, covering the monumental innovations that changed the course of history, from the first tanks and aerial combat to the first widespread attacks with chemical weapons.
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