And They Though We Couldn’t Fight

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America was late in coming to World War I; it was seen as Europe’s War. While we observed from afar, European countries desperate¬†for our help made derisive comments about our unwillingness to support the cause. The Zimmerman Telegram in 1917 changed that and America joined the allied cause later that year. This poster for a Liberty Bond drive depicts a doughboy, bandaged but fighting on, with several German helmets as trophies proclaiming that indeed America was a country to be feared.