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World War I These notes review possible exam questions (involving the Currie Libel trail) for the final exam, Canada's involvement in WWI, along with various acts and movements which took place during and after the war.

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York University
HIST 2500
William Wicken

World War IIs a turning point in history population and border fluctuationsoIts about the people who return disfiguredoMedical practices become common in wars following WWI soldiers are treated for their woundsoLast day last hour is a civil trail about sir Arthur CurrieoIt talks about WWI the law and the nature of the law in the 1920sPossible exam QuestionsoWas Currie guilty of sending his troops to a needless deathoWhat does the trail reflect about the nature of the law in the 1920soHow does the law of hearsay enter into the trialoWhat does the trial reflect about societal attitudes towards WWI in the 1920s 11 November 1918Attack on Mons BelgiumthththoThe war ends on the 11 month of the 11 day at the 11 hour oThe battle occurred just before thatSir Arthur Currie oThere were 7 charges placed against him for his actionsoDecides he needs to launch a law suit on Preston and Wilsons editorial after copy was sent to himCriminal trial he had to demonstrate what they wrote was incorrect not true Civil trial reasonable doubt does not exist whereby the jury can vote to revoke a lawsuit if they believed it wasnt trueWas more likely to win in this situationo Currie believed it had been created to discredit himoThe reason why he doesnt charge a criminal trial because he would have no controlA lawyer from the government would run the trail no controlThe difference between a civil and criminal trial is that a criminal requires proofCeremony 12 June 1927oWhereby a plaque was created in their honour Port Hope Evening Guide 13 June 1927oFredrick Wilson and Preston published an account on what happenedoPreston wrote an editorial about how the only reason why the battle was occurred was for the honour of the Canadians mainly the commander in chiefsGoes on explaining how it was the soldiers who had given up their livesPort Hope Evening Guidenewspaper companyThe Commander in Chief conceived the mad idea that it would be a fine thing to say that the Canadians had fired the last shot of the Great War The men were sent on in front to charge the enemy Headquarters with conspicuous bravery brought up the rear Canadian valor won Mons but it was by such a shocking waste of human life that it is a eternal disgrace to the Headquarters that directed operationsThe NarrativeAugust 1914 to November 11 1918oStarts the assassination of Franz Ferdinand by Serbians which leads to the declaration of war onto Serbia whereby Russia whos ally is FranceoThere was a armrace modernization of armiesGermany AustriaHungary Ottoman Empire Turkey axis France includes all its colonies Russia Great Britain which includes all of its colonies IndiaAustralia Africa and Canada and Italy Allies
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