October-November 2018

See what’s available in the October-November 2018 issue of Canada’s History magazine.

September 10, 2018

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October-November 2018

Features

A Many-Layered Legacy

The impacts of the First World War continue to be felt today, a century after the armistice. by Tim Cook

The Last Man

There are conflicting reports of Canada’s last battlefield death, which came mere moments before the war ended. by Ian Coutts

Grey War No More

A new photo-colourization project has brought the story of the Great War vividly to life. by Marianne Helm

Children of Conflict

Young Canadians worked, worried, and waited during the war. by Kristine Alexander and Ashley Henrickson Read the article

Peacetime Killer

The 1918 Spanish flu pandemic felled nearly as many Canadians as the preceding war. by John Lorinc

On the cover

Crowds in London, England, fill the streets in celebration as news of the armistice spreads on November 11, 1918.

The War Ends

War of Attrition

Soon after the war broke out in August 1914, both sides dug in. The ensuing trench warfare would cost millions of lives on both sides of the conflict.

War of Words

Propaganda posters were a key tool used by the Canadian government to sell the war to the public. And when volunteer enlistments waned, the government employed shame tactics to force men to “do their bit.” View the photo gallery

Battle Breakdown

The terrors of the trenches left some soldiers quivering and incapacitated. Gradually shell shock came to be recognized not as cowardice but as a mental illness. Read our special issue on Shell Shock

How the War was Won

After years of stalemate on the Western Front, the Allies used a combination of new tactics and technologies to achieve victory. Read the article

Peace of Mind

The horrors of modern war were unbearable. That’s why Canada and other nations used entertainment and athletics to relieve soldiers’ stress.

For Valour

A look at the numbers behind the Victoria Cross — the highest medal awarded for bravery on the battlefield.

Departments

Editor’s Note

Battle scars.

The Packet

Red Ensign revered. Drum delights.

Christopher Moore

Is it finally time for the First World War to fade into history?

Roots

How to uncover your family’s Great War story. Read now

Destinations

Home-front historic sites offer glimpses of life during the Great War. Read now

Books

Snow blindness. Walking autobiography. Roadside attractions. More books: Apples spread, battlefield art, colossal canal, island city, salmon strikes, Red River women, favourite snacks. Read them all

Album

A large family celebrates the armistice in London, England.

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