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President Wilson's Message Reaches the Germans

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���President Wilson's message to Con- gress (translated into German) which proclaimed to the Germans in the trenches that the United States had taken up the fight in the name of humanity and that right is more to be desired than peace

��Above: Several copies of President Wilson's war message attached to a balloon. Only parts of the message were printed in the German papers — the least important parts. That is the chief reason for the procedure

��How the balloons carried the mes- sage to the German trenches. An American business man contributed a large sum to be spent in distribut- ing the message, which thus reached the German ranks uncensored

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