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Béguinage of Lierre / begijnhof van Lier, Flanders - Belgium
Craig Gibson | A personal essay of a Canadian touring the battlegrounds of the Great War while Paris, and the world, recovers from terror.
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Mel Watkins | To argue that the First World War was "inevitable," a pre-determined result of some conjuncture of historical forces, is wrong from the very moment of the improbable event that triggered it all.
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Rod Mickleburgh | As much as we rightly mourned the murders of two young Canadian soldiers last month, this past Remembrance Day inevitably lost some of its focus on the carnage that started it all.
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Gerry Caplan | Maybe it's the centenary of the First World War that took me back to John McCrae's famous poem. But maybe it was a mistake.
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Mel Watkins | What can the author of 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century' tell us about the First World War and wealth inequality?
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Mel Watkins | The famous Canadian historian was deeply touched by the First World War and it affected his career and philosophy for the rest of his life.
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Jamie Swift | Apologists for wars usually claim that they've been fought for high-minded reasons. To suggest that the carnage of the First World War was about imperialism and influence does not sound very noble.
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Mel Watkins | The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand may have lit the spark, but the explosion of communications and national presses may have really caused the Great War.
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Stephen Dale | What kind of values really drove a generation of young people to sign up in huge numbers for one of the bloodiest episodes in human history? Stephen Dale examines this question in 'Noble Illusions.'
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Mel Watkins | The First World War was certainly a great catastrophe with great suffering. But did it really deserve its pre-Second World War moniker?
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Mel Watkins | Watching World Cup soccer on TV and reading about the First World War on the occasion of its centenary, keeps this ancient blogger on his learning curve.