First World War

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How censorship became deadly during the First World War

Opinion: If censorship of the media and controversial ideas hadn’t prevented Canadians from understanding the Great War, history could have gone differently
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How lost Canadian First World War soldiers were identified after a century

In August 2018, families honour long-missing relatives at a burial ceremony in France
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Harjit Sajjan: To our soldiers and veterans, please know your sacrifices are not in vain

Op-ed: In Bosnia and Afghanistan, Canada’s defence minister has heard brave soldiers question their sacrifice. So let’s thank them, and their families, for their service
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Ottawa is doing a lousy job of honouring Canada’s WWI fallen

From the editors: A small Ontario town is doing more to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War than the entire federal government
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Why we’re honouring exactly 66,349 Canadians who died in the First World War

Even a century later, it’s difficult to say how many Canadians died in the Great War. Here’s how we determined our number.
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In their honour, we publish their names

Maclean’s has published more than 66,000 covers, each one dedicated to an individual Canadian who died in the First World War
The once-ragtag Canadian Corps’s capture of Vimy Ridge, led by British Lt.-Gen. Sir Julian Byng, was a signal achievement (Universal History Archive/UIG/Getty)

How Canada earned the world’s respect in the First World War

The Canadian Army was created from almost nothing. Training, leadership and grit made it indispensable to the effort.
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At Cambrai, Canada smashed desperate German defences

The price of the campaign to finish off the Germans was steep for Canada: 1,544 officers and 29,262 soldiers killed, wounded or captured
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Canada’s audacious plan to beat an unbeatable enemy on this day in 1918

It took the combined efforts of infantry, artillery, armour and air power to overcome the formidable obstacle that was Canal du Nord
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How Canada broke through Germany’s critical Hindenburg Line in 1918

Canadians knew that fighting past the Drocourt-Quéant Line would be costly. But they won an important victory in their renowned Hundred Days march to the end of the war.