Narrative: The Kruger Telegram was sent by Kaiser Wilhelm on the 6th January 1896 to Paul Kruger in praise of his actions during the Jameson Raid in the Boer War. Kruger was the President of South Africa at the time. This was admired by the German press. The Jameson Raid involved British troops and South African troops. The British troops were outgunned and outnumbered, thus having to surrender to the South African Republic. The British troops were arrested
Analysis: The Kaiser’s actions depreciated relations between Germany and Britain even further, firmly establishing an opposition between the two nations. This destroyed the chances of Germany’s desire for Britain to join the Triple Alliance. The public’s opinion of Germany was similar to the political relations. Germans (specifically German sailors) and German shops were under attack within London.