1916 by Melina Druga

One nation shows valor on the battlefield.  Another goes to battle at the ballot box.

The Battle of the Somme drags on in Europe and witnesses a new weapon of war – the tank.  The battle receives sparse coverage back home, however, as Canadians are preoccupied with a variety of homefront problems.

Meanwhile, the United States goes to the polls in a close election that pits Democrats against Republicans and Republicans against Democrats and Progressives.  Suffragists also seize the moment and hope to gain universal suffrage for women on all three parties’ planks.

Part three 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.

Praise for 1916

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