Victory at What Cost?

1915 by Melina Druga

Canadian troops endure a trial by fire at the Second Battle of Ypres.  While the Canadians are ultimately successful – to the pride of their countrymen – the battle marks the first widespread use of chlorine gas.  

Americans are rocked by the torpedoing of the Lusitania, an ocean liner that, like the Titanic, was thought to be unsinkable. 

Part two 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.

I liked that this looks at that time from both those countries' perspectives as shown by newspaper coverage at the time. ... This quick read is a fascinating dip into the world that was in 1915 near the start of the first world war, or as they knew it at the time, the Great War.
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