CRIME: Black Fritz

When 1, 066 tons of munitions exploded at Black Tom Terminal near Jersey City in 1916, the U. S. was at war with Germany only to the extent of peddling supplies to the Allies. War for the U. S. was still three months away when in 1917 a munitions plant blew up near Kingsland, N. J., eight miles from the ruins of Black Tom.

Whether Kaiser Wilhelm's Germany was then waging an undeclared war of sabotage on the U. S. was the issue in the famed, long-lived Black Tom and Kingsland Cases. Last...

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