Yes, there was an attempt to bribe the Ottomans but it was an attempt to keep them out of the war, rather than to change sides.
During WWI, the British offered, or considered offering, a number of bribes or inducements not only to the Ottomans / Turkey but also to Greece. The offer of (British) £4,000,000 to the Ottomans was not for them to ...
Probably WW2, as the 39 seems to indicate year. A cartridge with the same markings is listed on a retail page here:
...is headstamped SF (Société Française des Munitions de
Issy-les-Moulineaux (French Society for Munitions) France) over H 4 39
(December 1939) I . The brass primer is stamped EB 211 39 (1939) .
The only variation is one entry on the ...
Question: Was the Zimmerman Telegram a ruse on the US or a way of Germany to incite Mexico to declare war on the US?
The Zimmerman Telegram wasn't a ruse but nor was it the casus belli for US involvement in WWI.
The way we can be certain the Zimmerman letter was genuine even before Zimmerman gave a press conference in Germany to defend his letter, admitted ...