"The War to End All Wars"

CBC Q with Jian Ghomeshi
WWI centennial: Robert Fisk on the war at home

First World War stories on CBC Radio One
The Bugle and the Passing Bell with Beza Seife

1914 – 1918 The Great War: Following their ancestors’ footsteps

CBC British Columbia
WWI Listeners’ Family Stories

CBC News
Why Canadian media embraced censorship during WWI:  Ira Basen

CBC News World
WWI is family history for Cameron, Obama, Putin and Merkel

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Canada and the Great War - Episode 1 - Part 1 

 

George Jonas: National Post: WHEN TO GO TO WAR

"No one has a good word for war, but few can resist engaging in it. When statesmen meet to negotiate peace, war is generally “on the table.” Nothing is as unpopular as war, yet war is a universal alternative to all other means of conflict resolution. Human history is essentially the history of human warfare, with progress in adjunct disciplines from medicine to metallurgy measured by their ability to support the war effort.

War is ugly, war is tragic, so why is it so common? Is it, at least, effective? Can it settle matters forever, or if not forever, for a couple of generations?"  
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