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Japanese Canadians: Fighting for Inclusion

Type: Sound

Japanese-Canadian names are added to a Second World War memorial, thus helping to lesson the painful memories of internment, relocation, and prejudice against this minority during the war.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Women of the Second World War: Mary Churchill congratulates CWACs

Type: Sound

In this 1943 radio speech, Mary Churchill describes her favourable impressions of a recent visit to a CWAC training centre.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

"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

RCAF Women's Division Grows From 150 to 8,000 Recruits - Second World War

Type: Sound

This 1942 radio broadcast features testimonials from airwomen of the Royal Canadian Air Force Women's Division (WDs) who are proud to be serving their country in the ground jobs that keep men flying. The WDs played a vital role in the operation of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan during WW II.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Van Doos: Batisse, the Royal 22nd's Mascot Goat, is Unemployed

Type: Film and Video

A report on the history and tradition of the Van Doos' mascot goat, Batisse.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

"Dames in the Navy?" - Canadian Women as Navy Wrens in the Second World War

Type: Sound

This 1942 episode of the radio program "Comrades in Arms", entitled "The Wrens are Here," describes the duties of servicewomen in the Royal Canadian Navy, whose jobs on shore freed up men for service at sea during WW II.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Covering the Battle in El Alamein

Type: Sound

From the desert dunes, Matthew Halton describes a key battle in the North African campaign of the Second World War.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Somalia Investigation Hits 'Inexplicable Delay'

Type: Film and Video

Major Vince Buonamici, a Military Police Officer, testifies at the Somali Inquiry that he investigated two shooting deaths of Somalis by Airborne soldiers in 1993. He reports that the military chain of command deliberately delayed his work - work that could have prevented Shidane Arone's death.

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

Troops Honour the Living and the Dead

Type: Sound

Medal awards ceremony and requiem mass for fallen soldiers interrupts fighting in Italy during World War II for the Van Doos.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation