Six years ago, Québec activist Alexandre Boulerice denounced the First World War as “butchery.” The war cost millions of lives and enriched countless capitalists…Read more in the Toronto Star.
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“Tramps, ne’er do wells and criminals” During World War I medical authorities in Britain described the condition of men suffering from their war experiences as “Not yet diagnosed – nervous” or NYD-N. They divided these cases into “neurasthenia” and “hysteria”. Neurasthenia seemed to occur… among officers and was treated with rest, recreation, and a period away […]
How families of soldiers survived World War I When World War I began, the Canadian government decided to offer a separation allowance to families whose breadwinners were headed for the trenches. Although they saw the need for a program, they did not want to have to pay its full cost. Charity was their answer. The Canadian […]