The Forgotten Incident That Helped Suck The US Into WWI

Published: 18 November 2022

By Grant Piper
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Black Tom explosion

Black Tom explosion

Not the Zimmermann telegram or the Lusitania

The Black Tom explosion was a pivotal part of the run-up to the American entry into World War I.

This did not escape notice from local German agents who had been looking for the location of the United States weapons and ammunition. Despite being neutral, American weapons and ammunition kept appearing on battlefields in Europe. German agents were tasked with finding the source of the illicit ammunition and, if possible, destroying the source.

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