I believe war is inherent to human nature, as is the desire for victory.
Canadians met the call to war because of their love of King and country. Percival Molson was an all-round athlete with a profound resolve to win. He had skated to the Stanley Cup and sprinted for Canada at the 1904 Olympics. He took his desire for victory to the field of battle. Horribly disfigured by a bullet through his cheek, he nonetheless returned to the front after facial surgery, only to be killed by a mortar in 1917.
Even in victory, the losses were overwhelming. Every battle required vast quantities of munitions and cost many lives.
– Viveka Melki