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[NEWS] Thirteen more links about the First World War (#ww1)

Charlottetown Cenotaph, looking north

  • The Buzz shared a list of recommended books, from the Toronto Public Library, looking back at the First World War.
  • CBC Montreal describes how the Belgian city of Mons greeted the inheritors of their Canadian liberators.
  • CBC reports on how the grief of one Newfoundland family at the loss of a son in the First World War spelled the doom of the entire community of Three Arms.
  • CBC Montreal describes how the city of Montréal greeted news of the armistice back in 1918.
  • Crooked Timber notes the centenary of the armistice that ended the First World War. Have we forgotten the lessons, or did we ever learn them?
  • L.M. Sacasas at The Frailest Thing notes how the mechanization of the First World War set it apart from other conflicts, inspiring (for instance) Tolkien.
  • Global News reports on the nearly one million Muslims who served as soldiers in the First World War.
  • The Guardian reports on how Islander Leo Cheverie went to France to pay respects to his two great-uncles, killed in the First World War.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money reports on Henry Gunther, the American who was the very last casualty of the First World War.
  • The Russian Demographics Blog shares a map showing the casualty rates of different European combatants in the First World War.
  • Adrian Phillips at Spacing Toronto uses Remembrance Day as a frame to examine monuments both permanent and temporary in Toronto.
  • Katie Daubs at the Toronto Star reports on the fake news that caused Toronto to prematurely celebrate the end of the First World War.
  • Window on Eurasia notes how many key elements of the modern world, from borders to ideologies, were created by the First World War.