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Armed Forces Programs and Operations - National Security and Defence

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

Listing of films from the National Film Board. The role that the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces play in the world is explored through this group of short films. Various peacekeeping missions are looked at as well as some training and recruitment videos.

Site: National Film Board of Canada

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Schedule of Events

Type: Document

Schedule of events from May 23 to May 28, 2000. These include a brief time table for the events that surrounded the movement of the Unknown Soldier in both France and Canada. Links are provided for more detailed information regarding the ceremonies.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

2000 Veterans' Week Poster

Type: DocumentImage

Here are some activities and symbols associated with Remembrance Day. Also some little known facts regarding our men over seas and life on the homefront are presented. Service Women, politicians, families and heroes are all remembered on this site.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Press Kit

Type: DocumentImage

A list prepared for media release upon the transfer of the Unknown Soldier from France to Canada. It is made up of speeches given in both countries, news releases, media advisories, and printable images.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Direct from Ottawa

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

"This unknown soldier was not able to live out his allotted span of life to contribute to his country. But in giving himself totally through duty, commitment, love and honour he has become part of us forever. As we are part of him." So spoke The Honourable Adrienne Clarkson as the journey that began for one young soldier decades ago during World War One finally ended as he was returned to Canadian soil, a representative of all those who rest forever in unmarked graves.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Tackling the Language Issue

Type: Document

It would take two defence Ministers, Paul Hellyer and Leo Cadieux, and the Forces Chief of Staff, General Jean V. Allard, to give the impetus to real change in Canada's armed forces. While advances have been made in instruction and training, and the number of francophone units; the problem of integrating two official languages in military operations has yet to be solved.

Site: National Defence

War and Conflict - CBC Archives

Type: DocumentFilm and VideoSound

Explore a century of Canada's conflicts, wars and struggles through radio and television clips from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Holding Up Half the Sky: Women's History Lesson Plan

Type: Document

"Women hold up half the sky" is a saying that values the contributions of women to our world. This activity introduces some of Canada's remarkable female "agents of change" and the organizations with which they worked.

Site: Parks Canada

Pozières Cemetery: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Direct from Vimy France

Type: Document

The 6:45 wake-up call, this morning, comes far too early for most of the delegation members, many of whom didn't get to bed before one o'clock Arras time. By 8:15 we are in the coaches and on our way to the British Commonwealth War Graves cemetery, just outside of Pozières a quaint village about 25 minutes from our hotel.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Poster

Type: Image

A poster depicting an outline of a First World War soldier in the foreground and the National War Memorial in the background. A line from 'In Flanders Fields' is quoted and the event the image is meant to honour is mentioned.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada