I started reading the feb 2014 public watchtower about a war that changed the world. I had to do a double take in the very first paragraph.
"A century ago, millions of young men left the security of their homes and went off to war. They went eagerly, swept along by a wave of patriotism. "I am happy and full of excitement over the wonderful days ahead," wrote an American volunteer in 1914."
Something didn't sit right with that statement. Didn't the Yanks only join the conflict in 1917 after the sinking of the Lusitania? So who is this volunteer who went off to war three years ahead of his countrymen?