War Diary January 2017

War Norfolk
The Zimmerman Affair

German Foreign Secretary, Arthur Zimmerman, sends a secret telegram to the German minister in Mexico telling him to offer German support to the Mexicans if they were to attack the United States. The telegram is intercepted by British Naval Intelligence.

Disappointment for Farmers

 One farmer’s wife reports her disappointment that of the number of women who stated that they were prepared to work on farms, many were not up to scratch or found other work considered “more suitable.”

Help for Farmers

 The Norfolk War Agricultural Committee was informed that Norfolk would be supplied with 10 tractors by the War Office to help improve badly cultivated land.

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