1917 by Melina Druga

Like two years earlier, 1917 is a chaotic spring.

Canadian troops easily take their objective at the Battle of Vimy Ridge.  The battle would later be called Canada’s coming-of-age.  While newspapers at the time do not use this term, there is a definite sense that something important has occurred.

U.S. President Woodrow Wilson ran for re-election on the pledge that he kept the U.S. out the war.  However, as submarine warfare increases, Wilson decides now is the time to enter the conflict.

Part four 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.

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