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Type: Document
Description: Synopsis on television episode focusing on Elsie MacGill, one of Canada's top aeronautical engineers during the Second World War, who was in charge of designing machines that would produce Hawker Hurricane airplanes. 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 Image
Description: The Royal Canadian Navy grew rapidly during the Second World War. The roles it played in military actions ranged from acting as an escort force for merchant ships to fighting German submarines and landing on the coast of German-occupied France as part of major operations. Some of the experiences of the Canadian Navy were recorded in newspapers of the time.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
Type: Document
Description: Online article describes the transformation of Newfoundland into a "garrison country" during World War Two and the economic, political and social consequences of this. Includes reading list.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
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Description: Stories of the contributions of the industrial centre of Hamilton to the war effort, both through military might and industry, make up a large part of the Spectator clippings in this collection.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
Type: Document
Description: The Battle of the Atlantic was the struggle for control of the sea routes between the Americas and Europe and Africa. German forces attempted to break Britain's vital supply link from the United States and Canada. During this six year conflict both sides suffered losses of personnel and materials.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
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Description: During the Second World War, the Canadian aircraft industry grew to employ nearly 116,000 workers, 30,000 of whom were women. It delivered aircraft to fill Allied orders and Canadian newspapers monitored its expansion.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
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Description: The growth of Canada's shipbuilding industry from three shipyards to 90 plants during the Second World War was documented in newspaper accounts of the day.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
Type: Document
Description: Between 1939 and 1945, the Royal Canadian Air Force enlisted 232,000 men and 17,000 women and operated 86 squadrons, including 47 overseas. By 1945, the R.C.A.F. had grown to be the world's fourth- largest air force.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
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Description: The RCAF ran the vital British Commonwealth Air Training Plan during World War Two, but it also sent nearly 94,000 personnel overseas. It also played a major role in the Battle of the Atlantic. .
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
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Description: The Department of Munitions and Supply controlled the production of munitions for Canada and its allies. By 1945 Canada's war production was fourth among the Allied nations.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
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