The Shot Heard Around the World!
Slavic nationalist Gavrilo Princip assassinates Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, and his wife Sophie in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Soon war clouds envelop Europe.
In Canada, the news is met with excitement and pride while in the United States, the government focuses on isolationism and neutrality.
Part one in the A Tale of Two Nations: Canada, U.S. and WW1 series. The series explores journalism history by examining how newspapers reported on the war, painting a picture of the war as our ancestors knew it.
Despite being a United States war history buff and having an emphasis in history, I actually don’t know that much about World War I. That’s why Melina Druga’s coverage of it in 1914 was such a gem to me. Druga’s writing is both informative and flows well spanning between the United States and Canada at the start of The Great War. I’m looking forward to delving into more of Druga’s works and recommend 1914 to any history buffs out there like me!