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"I'm the Proudest Girl in the World!" - First Canadian Military Recruitment Drive for Women, 1941

Type: Film and Video

In 1941, for the first time in Canadian history, women were recruited for Canada's Armed Forces. This television clip features scenes from the NFB recruitment film "The Proudest Girl in the World" and interviews with two women who answered the call to enlist in World War II.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Horror on the Battlefield - Ordeal by Fire - First World War

Type: Document

The First World War sees Canada make enormous contributions, with more than 600,000 Canadians serving in that conflict. A conscription crisis divides French and English Canadians, and Canada emerges as a stronger and more autonomous nation, with its own seat at the League of Nations. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Korean War volunteers in Canada

Type: Sound

Reporter Bill Beattie asks new recruits about their reasons for wanting to serve in the Korean War.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Conscription Crisis - Turmoil on the Homefront - First World War

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

French Canada erupts in anger when the federal government forces its men to go to war, thus ripping open the country's linguistic divide. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Canada Calls for Volunteer Soldiers - Canada and the Korean War

Type: Film and Video

Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent hits the airwaves to solicit volunteers for a Canadian "Special Force" destined for action in Korea.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Avoiding the War - Recruitment, Volunteers, and Conscription - Turmoil on the Homefront - First World War

Type: Document

Canada struggles to enlist more soldiers as casualties mount during the First World War. Conscription is finally law in 1917, but thousands of men still hide from Federal recruitment agents. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent Appeals for Volunteer Soldiers - Canada and the Korean War

Type: Sound

In this special radio broadcast on August 7, 1950, Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent talks about Canada's role in the United Nation's "police action" in Korea. He informs Canadians of the formation of a new volunteer army brigade, the Canadian Army Special Force, and solicits recruits.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation