Category: World War One

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Canada’s Wartime Elections Act of 1917

Canada passed the Wartime Elections Act in September 1917.  The act was part of the Conservative government’s efforts to maintain power later that year during the federal election.  The act, however, was not without controversy. The act followed the nation’s conscription crisis that split the nation between those of English decent, who favored conscription, and […]

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Japan Complicates Wartime Efforts: This Week in History

Japan was interested in intervening in Siberia to protect allied interests and to punish Russia for leaving World War I, a war Japan said Russia began.  However, this could change the course of the world war, The Cleveland Plain Dealer said March 7, 1918. American President Woodrow Wilson “has been discussing and analyzing the looming […]

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Final Design Approved for National World War I Memorial In Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts approved the design for the new National World War I Memorial on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., in September. The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission has been working on the project since 2014.  That year, Congress authorized “appropriate sculptural and other commemorative elements, including landscaping, to further honor the service of […]

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How Did the Government Affect Veterans’ Living with PTSD? Part 3

The following was written by a guest blogger.  If you’re interested in guest blogger, click here. By George Fairbrother   In 1945 and 1946, 3 million service personnel were de-mobbed, and 16 million workers changed jobs in a comprehensive reorganisation of the civilian workforce.  The new government under Prime Minister Clement Attlee, himself a Great […]

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How Did the Government Affect Veterans’ Living with PTSD? Part 2

The following was written by a guest blogger.  If you’re interested in guest blogger, click here. By George Fairbrother   Inequality was also reflected in the general health of the country as a whole. Every year, thousands living in overcrowded housing with poor or no sanitation, died of infectious diseases including pneumonia, meningitis, tuberculosis, diphtheria and […]

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How Did the Government Affect Veterans’ Living with PTSD? Part 1

The following was written by a guest blogger.  If you’re interested in guest blogger, click here. By George Fairbrother   Factors impacting on an ability to cope following horrendous war experiences are varied and incredibly complex.  But to explore just one in isolation: What effect might peacetime social and economic conditions, and the perceived attitude […]

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7 WW1 Books Written by the Lost Generation

The First World War was a conflict that lasted from 1914-1918.  It had a deep physiological impact on those who lived through it.  This gave rise to the term “Lost Generation,” popularized by author Gertrude Stein.  The Lost Generation is defined as “ the generation of men and women who came of age during or immediately […]

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5 Things I Learned While Writing A Tale of Two Nations

If you’ve been studying a subject for as long as I have, you might not think there is anything left to discover or surprise. I’ve been studying World War I and how it changed the lives of ordinary people since I was a teenager. When I embarked on writing A Tale of Two Nations, my […]

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World War One’s Native American Code Talkers

In World War II, a group of Navajo enlisted in the Marines with the sole purpose of developing unique communication codes. These Marines came to be known as the “code talkers,” soldiers who developed signals and messages based on native languages that when translated into English spelled out specific messages. The Navajo became famous for […]

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Sue for Armistice: Germany at the end of World War One

Europe experienced a level of death, carnage, and destruction unlike any war ever fought before. The Great War mounted millions of casualties, governments were overthrown, economies were crippled, and civilians were suffering nearly as much as the soldiers dying in the trenches.  By 1918 with the entry of the United States, Germany had begun seeing […]

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Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front

Historical events are captured, recorded, and interpreted in numerous ways. Primarily remembered in academic fields, history is emanated through popular culture as well. Films, TV shows, plays, books, and artwork tell the story behind some of history’s most significant events and people. For World War I, the preeminent example is arguably Erich Maria Remarque’s seminal […]

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