Defiance over Telephone
World War I; Babel Proclamation; Council of Defense; German Language; Anti-Germanism; Babel Defiance; Telephones
Telephone operator notes German defiance, as they say they can "speak whatever they want," citing "Predisent [sic] Wilson [saying] that they could talk the german [sic] over the Telephones."
Mrs. Henry Laurient
State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa
Box #14, Council of Defense, Governor's Office: Harding, Research Group #43, S61/07/05
1918-12-21; Carroll County; Manning, Iowa;