Canada in World War I: Roots of the Conflict

CWWI-Roots-of-ConflictThis book is part of the Canada in World War I series and examines the causes of the conflict. The book explains the background to the beginning of World War I and covers the political situation in Europe in 1914, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, the arms race, the role of nationalism and imperialism, the alliances of the European powers, and features maps, charts, statistics and a series of profiles of leaders of the Allies and the Central Powers.

Published by Weigl Publishers

Release Date: Fall 2013

ISBN: 978-1-77071-572-1 (hardcover); 978-1-77071-573-8 (softcover)

Ages 8-12     Grades 4-6


“August, 2014, will mark the hundredth anniversary of the beginning of World War I, and, under the authorship of Simon Rose, Weigl Educational Publishers has assembled an excellent five volume series entitled “Canada in World War I”. It is important to note the word Canada in the series’ title as the books, while about the war, focus particularly on Canada’s role in that war and the impacts the Great War had on Canada both during and after the conflict … This series is an excellent introduction to, and overview of, Canada’s participation in World War I.”
You can read the rest of the reviews of all the books in the Canada in World War I series at the CM Magazine website.