Canadian Military History Gateway
Date > 1900
Resource 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.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Reporter Marion Angus describes the work of female ADC plane-spotters in this 1943 radio broadcast. These homefront volunteers sight, recognize (ie. identify) and report aircraft flying overhead.
In this 1943 radio speech, Mary Churchill describes her favourable impressions of a recent visit to a CWAC training centre.
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.
As war breaks out, Queen Elizabeth, consort of King George VI, speaks to Canadian women in this 1939 Armistice Day broadcast about the roles they must play.
On June 29, 1950, the Canadian government announces its decision to contribute to the United Nation's military intervention in the Korean War. Journalist Blair Fraser comments on the House of Commons debate surrounding this resolution.
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.
From the desert dunes, Matthew Halton describes a key battle in the North African campaign of the Second World War.
Medal awards ceremony and requiem mass for fallen soldiers interrupts fighting in Italy during World War II for the Van Doos.
The Canadian government reacts cautiously to reports that Harry Truman has mentioned using the atomic bomb against communist forces in Korea.