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1918

A Tale of Two Nations: Canada, U.S. and WWI part 5
1918 by Melina Druga

“And yet, despite the bedlam, the incomparable scenes of joy, there were many solemn scenes. Sober garbed women, whose husbands and sons would never return, stood on the curb, a strange mingling of emotions stirring in them. Old men saw the hand of God in the demonstration, and from hospital cots of pain bed-ridden soldiers raised their wracked bodies to listen, and smiles of contentment sank back on their pillows – ‘thank God, after all, our sacrifices have not been in vain’.”

The war ends on Nov. 11, 1918, causing spontaneous and boisterous parties to erupt in cities throughout the United States and Canada.

Joy follows the deadliest month in the Spanish Flu Pandemic, a pandemic that would kill more Americans and Canadians than the war.

This book is for anyone who has an interest in World War 1, the history of journalism, American history, Canadian history, medical history or 20th century history.

Profile Photo Melina Druga

About Melina Druga

Melina Druga is a freelance journalist, history enthusiast and author.  Her focus is on the period 1890-1920 with a particular interest in WW1 and how the war changed the lives of ordinary people.   In addition to her books, Melina blogs mostly about history on her website with the goal of educating those who know little or nothing about the topic.

 

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