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Type: Sound
Description: The nightly ritual of making tea in the trenches is described in detail.
Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
 
 
Type: Sound
Description: Surrounded by falling bombs, strict rationing and nightly blackouts, a generation of young women found love. They were the war brides: British and European women who married Canadian servicemen in the Second World War. After tearful goodbyes to their families, they embarked on a grueling journey by ship and train to join their husbands and in-laws in a new country. Once they arrived, many war brides had to confront culture shock and desperate homesickness before embracing their new lives in Canada.
Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
 
 
Type: Sound
Description: Two Canadian airmen, assigned to escort German officials to the signing of the surrender to the Soviets in Berlin, describe their impressions of the city and the V-E night celebrations.
Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
 
 
Type: Sound
Description: War is over, victory savoured. Now what to do with jobless soldiers streaming home? And how to get women out of the factory and back to the hearth? Such postwar fears evaporated as the economy boomed, a surge of immigrants transformed an increasingly confident nation and the social safety net began to take shape. In what's now viewed as a golden age, modern Canada was born.
Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
 
 
Type: Sound
Description: In this 1945 broadcast of the radio program "Servicemen's Forum," the position of women in Canada's postwar society is discussed. Talk turns to education for women, full employment, wage equity, and the possibility of introducing a family allowance.
Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
 
 
Type: Sound
Description: In this 1942 radio broadcast on National Girl Guide Day, three members of the Canadian Armed Forces Women's Auxiliary Services, themselves former Girl Guides, discuss how the discipline and training acquired in Guides can be useful experience in preparation for military service. They also describe the work being done by Girl Guides on the homefront in wartime.
Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
 
 
Type: Sound
Description: Matthew Halton reports his encounter with a young Italian soldier during the war.
Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
 
 
Type: Sound
Description: In this 1975 radio broadcast, women recall working in the YMCA canteen in Halifax during the Second World War, feeding the sailors and listening to their sometimes horrific stories.
Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
 
 
Type: Sound
Description: May 8, 1945, was a day to celebrate. It was VE-Day, the long-awaited moment when the Allied forces triumphed over Nazi Germany to claim victory in Europe. But the joy brought by news of peace was dampened by the memory of fallen comrades and the ongoing war in the Pacific. From the liberation of Holland through the German surrender, celebrations in Canada and the servicemen's return, CBC Archives follows Canadians as the war ends in Europe.
Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
 
 
Type: Sound
Description: From the desert dunes, Matthew Halton describes a key battle in the North African campaign of the Second World War.
Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
 
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