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Remember the Maine

In battleships , spanish-american war
On February 15, 2007
One hundred and nine years ago today, the pretext for an imperial war was laid as the USS Maine was obliterated by five tons of its own gunpowder. Two days later, Josph Pulitzer’s New York World reported on the following “confidential” insight from the captain of the vessel, Charles Sigsbee: WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 [1898].— A […]
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