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Type: Sound
Description: In December 1939 Canadian soldiers arrive by train at a location called (for security reasons) "an eastern port," to join a convoy of troops headed for the war in Europe.
Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
 
 
Type: Document Film and Video Sound
Description: Canadian women were not allowed to fight during the Second World War but they did just about everything else. Tens of thousands joined the women's divisions of the Armed Forces. Hundreds of thousands stepped into jobs in wartime industry. At home and abroad they were welders and pilots, nurses and clerks, the homemakers that kept families together, protecting the home front and the Canadian way of life. These are some of their stories.
Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
 
 
Type: Film and Video
Description: Interviews with women who were Second World War pilots for the Air Transport Auxiliary of the RCAF, flying Hurricanes, Mosquitoes and Spitfires between factories, storage depots and squadrons in England.
Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
 
 
Type: Document
Description: 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
 
 
Type: Document
Description: Synopsis of television episode about the social and economic effects that the Second World War had on Canada. Discusses the War Measures Act invoked by Prime Minister Mackenzie King in 1939. 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
 
 
Type: Film and Video
Description: An historical retrospective of CBC radio news coverage of the Second World War, as seen through the eyes of the major correspondents and newsmen.
Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
 
 
Type: Document
Description: In the role of a soldier, students write journal entries about daily life on the front. The purpose of this exercise is to help students understand and write from differing viewpoints.
Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
 
 
Type: Sound
Description: A wounded Canadian captain discusses the grim hours soldiers spend in shallow, muddy trenches.
Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
 
 
Type: Sound
Description: Radio clip from 1943 describes how Canadian women serving as Wrens, CWACs, WDs and Nursing Sisters make the most of rough conditions away from home.
Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
 
 
Type: Film and Video
Description: Matthew Halton discusses the challenges and rewards of working as a foreign correspondent on the CBC television program Tabloid.
Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
 
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