The Liberal government led by Herbert Asquith was, with the notable exceptions of Lord Haldane and Winston Churchill, totally unprepared for the outbreak of war.1 The German government, on the other hand, had not only anticipated the need for armies and supplies, but also prepared for psychological warfare. There was a German propaganda agency in place in the United States that began to distribute leaflets in many cities and to passengers arriving on transatlantic liners at the outbreak of war.
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