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By Rudyard Kipling, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Joseph Conrad, Thomas Hardy, W. B. Yeats, John McCrae

1914-1918: unique Newspaper Articles, Poetry, Songs, and tales of and encouraged by way of the good War

On July 28, 1914, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand plunged the area into struggle, one who without end replaced the lives of these who fought at the battlefields of Europe.

The First international struggle set the level for contemporary battle, introducing new weaponry and army strategies, and remains to be one of many deadliest conflicts in background with greater than 9 million casualties prior to peace used to be declared in November 1918.

From the 1st shot to the ultimate days of conflict, Canadians performed a key function within the Allies' eventual victory, exhibiting their braveness and an unyielding perseverance opposed to all odds, creating a identify for themselves at such locations as Ypres, Vimy Ridge, and Passchendaele.

This specified commemorate book package contains unique newspaper articles, poetry, and songs from the nice conflict, in addition to tales of and encouraged by way of the interval.

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