Sunday, June 19, 2016

Today -100: June 19, 1916: Go to your homes and be good Mexicans


Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, former German Army chief of staff and nephew of the famous strategist, drops dead at a funeral service in the Reichstag held for Field Marshal Colmar von der Goltz, who died in Baghdad in April.

Pres. Wilson calls out almost every remaining state militiaman for duty guarding the Mexican border, freeing the regular army to invade in case of an all-out war.

Carranza tries to tamp down anti-American demonstrations, calling on his people to “Go to your homes and be good Mexicans, remembering also that I will do my utmost to preserve the dignity of the Mexican nation. If we are forced to resort to arms I will lead you in person.”


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