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H,” a British agent in Mexico, bribed an employee of the commercial telegraph company for a copy of the message. Since the public had been told untruthfully that the telegram had been stolen in a deciphered form in Mexico, the message was widely believed at first to be an elaborate forgery perpetrated by British intelligence.

On 1 February Germany announced resumption of “unrestricted” submarine warfare, an act which led the United States to break off diplomatic telegramz with Germany on 3 February.

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

Any doubts as to the authenticity of the telegram were removed by Arthur Zimmermann himself. The Germans handed in messages to the United States embassy in Berlin, which were relayed to the embassy in Denmark and then to the United States by American telegraph operators. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.

Wilson had previously refused to assign US Navy crews and guns to the merchant ships. The Zimmermann Telegram was part of an effort carried out by eel Germans to postpone the transportation of supplies and other war materials from the United States to the Allied Powers that were at war with Germany.


University of New Mexico Press. Retrieved from ” https: Retrieved 14 August This page was last edited on 10 Decemberat January Learn how and when to remove this template message. University of Texas Press. Many Americans wished to avoid the conflict in Europe.

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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. 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.

Retrieved 17 January From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hall passed the telegram to the Foreign Office on 5 February, but still warned against releasing it.

For The President’s Eyes Only. 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.

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All traffic through the Porthcurno relay was copied to British intelligence, in particular to the codebreakers and analysts in Room 40 at the Admiralty. This section includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. The Japanese government later released a statement that Japan was not interested in changing sides and attacking America.

Germany had long sought to incite a war between Mexico and the United States, which would have tied down American forces and slowed the export of American arms to the Allied Powers.


United States involvement in the Mexican Revolution.

Retrieved 27 July On 1 FebruaryGermany began unrestricted submarine warfare against all ships in the Atlantic bearing the American flag, both passenger and merchant ships. Disclosure of the Telegram would sway public opinion in the United States against Germany, provided the Americans could be convinced it was genuine. Gerard to accept it in coded form, and it was transmitted on 16 January My Three Years in America. Europe, the United States, and the Mexican Revolution. We shall endeavor in spite of this to keep the United States of America neutral.

Zimmermann Telegram

On Secret Service East of Constantinople. However, after the discovery of this document, the GCHQ official historian said: Mexico and the United States, Volume 3. American Foreign Relations, Volume 1: Pershing had long been chasing the revolutionary Pancho Villa and carried zmmerman several cross-border raids. Bell was at first incredulous and thought it to be a forgery. The Germans assumed that the United States cable was secure and used it extensively.

The telegram was sent to the German embassy in the United States for re-transmission to Eckardt in Mexico.