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Type: Sound
Description: The CBC program "Comrades in Arms", which debuted in 1942 and continued till the war's end, dramatizes the life of soldiers in the Army, Navy and Air Force. This 1943 episode features the exploits of the RCAF Wolverine Squadron as they search out and destroy German U-boats in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
 
 
Type: Film and Video
Description: In this 1972 CBC television interview, Cardinal Maurice Roy recounts his experiences and role as military chaplain during World War II.
Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
 
 
Type: Sound
Description: 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.
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 Sound
Description: From 1939 to 1945 Canadian soldiers, sailors and air force personnel lived and died in lands far from home. CBC Radio was one of the few links friends and family in Canada had to their loved ones abroad. Through reports from the front, dramatizations and direct greetings from soldiers, CBC revealed what life on the battlefront was like.
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: Sound
Description: A wounded Canadian captain discusses the grim hours soldiers spend in shallow, muddy trenches.
Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
 
 
Type: Sound
Description: 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.
Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
 
 
Type: Film and Video
Description: In World War II, the Nursing Sisters of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps had the most difficult, dangerous and grisly jobs of all Canada's enlisted women. They were the ones who followed men into battle to tend their wounds, fight diseases, care for prisoners of war and help the thousands of injured civilians whose lives were destroyed along the way. In this clip from CBC Television's Women at War, three former nurses describe their harrowing experiences.
Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
 
 
Type: Sound
Description: During the Second World War, Halifax suddenly doubled in size when the port became a key hub for Allied naval forces and merchant shipping. Women who lived in or were stationed in the city at that time recall the pulse of activity and the influx of soldiers and sailors.
Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
 
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