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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 win the federal election later that year.  The act, however, was not without controversy. The act followed the nation’s conscription crisis that split the country between those of English decent, who favored conscription, and everyone else, […]

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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 may think there isn’t anything left to discover. 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: Canada. U.S. and WW1, […]

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An Army of Housewives: The Women’s Committee during World War I

The home front directed factory production, agricultural output, and local community energies to the war effort in World War I. President Woodrow Wilson stated that “it is not only an army we must shape and train, but also a nation.” National sentiment leaned mostly to isolation, but by 1917, the U.S. became increasingly involved overseas, […]

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History of Burn Treatments: Making Patients as Comfortable as Possible

The need to threat burns in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was great. Women’s skirts would catch fire while cooking, or children’s clothing while playing too close to the fireplace or stove. An overturned kerosene or gas lamp would set a home or barn ablaze in minutes. During World War I, men also […]

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Blood Transfusion Saved Lives During World War One

If war does have a silver lining, it’s the medical advances which come as a result. One of these advances is the blood transfusion. Blood transfusion was nothing new in 1914. Doctors had experimented with it since the 1600s. These early transfusions were from person to person, and sometimes didn’t work. Doctors weren’t sure why […]

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Battle of Oppy Wood: Casualties were Less than 2,000

The Battle of Oppy was fought May 3 and June 28, 1917, in Arras, France. The skirmishes were part of the large Battle of Arras.  Capturing the highlands was of strategic advantage, offering a view of the surround area. The nations involved were Canada, Great Britain and Germany. “Two infantrymen stand to the left of the dug-out entrance, one […]

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Battle of Passchendaele: Controversial in 1917 and Today

The Battle of Passchendaele, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, was fought July 31-November 10, 1917, in Flanders, Belgium. The goal of the attack was to gain Allied control of the ridges around the city of Ypres and to force the Germans to divert resources from the channel and their U-boat bases. The nations […]

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Battle of Hill 70: A Forgotten, Yet Important Battle

The Battle of Hill 70 was fought August 15-25, 1917, near Lens, France. The attack relieved pressure on the Allies near Passchendaele. The idea was the attack on Hill 70 would divert German reinforcements. The nations involved were Canada and Germany. “Yet the critical battle of Hill 70, fought in August of 1917, and squeezed out […]

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Battle of Vimy Ridge: Canada’s Coming of Age

The Battle of Vimy Ridge took place April 9-12, 1917, near Arras, France. The nations involved were Canada, Great Britain and Germany. Major Events of the Battle: Learning from the mistake during the Battle of the Somme, troops were better trained and better informed than during previous battles. Many of these recommendations came from 1st Division commander […]

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Military Service Act: Canada’s Conscription Crisis of 1917

Nothing can split a society more than a controversial issue with two equally passionate sides. Such was the case in Canada when the passage of the Military Service Act of 1917 split the nation along cultural lines. Lines Are Drawn The Military Service Act passed July 24, 1917.  The legislation was designed, in part, to […]

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The Russian Revolution of 1917

Understand the history of Russia and you understand modern Russia.  It is a nation that has been plagued for centuries by tyrants, wars, political unrest and social equality.  This all came to a head during The Russian Revolution. The revolution also led to the Russia withdrawing from World War I via the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk. […]

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