Lecture: Plotting for Peace: American Peacemakers and British Codebreakers in the First World War

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Lecturer: Daniel Larsen

In 1915, Britain began systematically breaking American codes and reading the most secret American communications. Yet rather than being used to help Britain manipulate the Americans, British political leaders weaponised this intelligence in their fights against each other and this great secret was nearly betrayed to the Americans in the process. This talk shares exciting new findings showing how this intelligence was mis-used in a grave battle within the British leadership over allowing the Americans to pursue a negotiated settlement and end the war in 1916.

Daniel Larsen holds a fixed term College Lectureship in History at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, and is the author of Plotting for Peace: American Peacemakers, British Codebreakers, and Britain at War 1914 to 1917 (2021).

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