First World War

King George V (left), with Victoria-born Canadian Corps commander Lt.-Gen. Sir Arthur Currie (centre) and Gen. Henry Horne, surveys Vimy Ridge (The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)

He led Canada to victory in the Great War. Why did the troops dislike him?

Arthur Currie is widely considered one of Canada’s greatest military leaders. But soldiers felt differently.

This Canadian private wrote and saved hundreds of letters during the First World War

A rare collection of correspondences between a soldier and his mother offer an intimate look at life at war—and at home

Law, not war: A Nuremberg trial prosecutor on why we need the ICC

Opinion: Ben Ferencz was 27 when he prosecuted Nazi death-squad leaders. He’s nearly 100 now—and knows we mustn’t lose faith in the rule of law

‘If we hadn’t had our rum, we would have lost the war’

Here’s a look at what Canadian soldiers ate and drank to sustain their bodies—and First World War efforts. Many looked forward eagerly to their daily rum ration.

The Maclean’s First World War Cover Registry

Many readers have asked for help finding a particular cover—or the family of a soldier. We’ll try to help.

RH Thomson’s The World Remembers commemorates sacrifice, one name at a time

For the centenary, the actor is collecting and projecting the names of the First World War’s fallen

The First World War brought the end of cavalry and the advent of the tank

The British invented the tank: an armoured vehicle that could roll over both wire and trenches. The problems, however, were many.
St. Paul's Bloor Street

With stained glass and service, a Toronto church remembers the fallen

The walls and windows of St. Paul’s record its dead. Still, mysteries remain.

We printed the names of Canadians killed in the Great War. You gave their stories life.

Here’s how Canadians embraced our project to honour the fallen from the First World War—and how, with each name, our readers imbued history with another soul

Conscription divided Canada. It also helped win the First World War.

Canada’s military couldn’t have carried on without the controversial policy