October 17, 2016

THE GREAT WAR | the bloody shame

100 years ago today, the First World War was raging around the globe. At the time, the war was simply known as “the war” or “the great war.”

When it ended, on November 11, 1918, sixteen million people had perished as a result of the war. Every November 11 since, Canadians have been called upon to remember the dead of this, and subsequent wars.

Now ready for borrowing from the main level of Alloway Library is a collection of print resources selected to help you understand and remember the events of the four-year war that raged around the globe from August 1914 to November 1918. Included are the memoirs of soldiers and resisters, classic and award-winning fiction and poetry, as well as historical analysis of the events.

A list of  381 additional online resources available from Alloway Library is here.
 

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