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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

Suffering and Excess Under Siege - Battle for Quebec - Battle for a Continent

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

By July 1759, the British had entrenched their cannons across the river from Quebec City, and General Wolfe was preparing for his long bombardment of the urban centre. In the town itself, ordinary residents suffered starvation while Intendant Bigot lived a lavish lifestyle. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

1957: Diplomat Lester Pearson wins Nobel Peace Prize

Type: Film and Video

Lester Pearson is interviewed following his receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in helping defuse and resolve the Suez Canal Crisis.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Fate of Louis Riel - The North West Rebellion

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

A description of the trial of Louis Riel, the Métis leader charged with high treason for leading the North West Rebellion. The article discusses the opinion that perhaps he was not sane enough to be judged guilty. Taken from the television series "Canada: A People's History." Site includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Dodging a Political Bullet - Conscription - Second World War- Fighting from the Home Front

Type: Document

Synopsis of television episode on Prime Minister Mackenzie King's tactics to avoid mandatory military service during the Second World War. This episode is part of the "Canada: A People's History" series. Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

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

Suez Canal Crisis - Cold War Canada

Type: Document

A brief biography of Lester B. Pearson introduces this article on his peacemaking achievements in Egypt. The events surrounding the build-up of a United Nations force in the Suez Canal are also discussed. Taken from the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Rise of the Fascists

Type: Document

Synopsis of television episode on the rise of fascism in Europe. In 1933, Adolf Hitler is elected German Chancellor and the German economy is transformed into a war machine. Describes Hitler's vision and his annexation and takeovers of European countries. In 1939, Canada joins Britain and France in the war effort. This episode is part of the "Canada: A People's History" series. Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

British in Quebec - Winter 1759-1760 - Battle for a Continent

Type: Document

On September 18, 1759, the British flag was raised over Quebec City. The English had taken the city, but it was a desolate prize of confusion, civil disorder, pillage, failing crops, encroaching famine, and scurvy. James Murray was the new governor of the colony. 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 Goes to War - Second World War - Rise of the Fascists

Type: Document

Synopsis of television episode on Canada's role during the Second World War. On September 10, 1939, Canada joined Britain and France in the war against Germany, but many questions remained regarding the extent of Canada's involvement in the war effort. This episode is part of the "Canada: A People's History" series. Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation