A century on from America’s entry into the First World War, Dr Graham Cross explores how we look back on that pivotal decision.
The United States of America entered the First World War on 6 April 1917. While British narratives recognise the American contribution, they often also focus on the lateness of entry and the 'Associate' status of American belligerence.
Graham will discuss the factors that drove the American intervention. He will also examine how British hopes and expectations, both at the time and since, colour our understanding of America's involvement in the conflict.
Dr Graham Cross is a lecturer in American History at Manchester Metropolitan University.