A Tale of Two Nations: Canada, U.S. and WW1 (part one: 1914)
On the eve of the Great War, newspapers in both the U.S. and Canada were filled with news of the upcoming conflict; the great European powers were at each other’s throats, figuratively and perhaps soon literally. How each nation viewed the war, however, betrayed its interests and shaped public opinion.
This is a tale of two nations and how newspapers covered the storm clouds that were enveloping Europe. In Part One, we explore the war’s beginning. While Canada was eager to do its duty, American was transfixed on how to profit from an European war.