An archduke is assassinated, European diplomacy fails and the world is suddenly
Rally the Nation
A mix of patriotism, moral outrage and naive enthusiasm pulls Canadian men into
Sam Hugh's army.
Preparing for the Fight
At Valcartier, Quebec and then Salisbury Plain in England, green Canadian troops
get ready for battle.
Amidst strained, brittle European alliances,
Serbian terrorists assassinate Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria. The diplomatic
dominoes fall around the world and Canada is drawn to a world war already in
progress. Canadians rejoice and flock to enlist, training at Valcartier before
heading overseas into the gaping maw of global conflict.