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Today in
World War I History

1914 - British foreign secretary Sir Edward Grey requested limited naval assistance from the Japanese navy in tracking down armed German merchant ships. Japan agreed to assist.

1914 - Britain's war minister Lord Horatio Herbert Kitchener sent out a public call for 100,000 volunteers for the British army.

1915 - British troops landed at Suvla Bay as part of the "August Offensive." The mission was to launch a fresh attack against Turkish and German forces on the Gallipoli Peninsula.

World War I Quote

"There is a price which is too great to pay for peace, and that price can be put in one word. One cannot pay the price of self-respect."
- President Woodrow Wilson

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