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Date > 1900 > 1940-1949 > 1942

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Type: Document
Description: Synopsis of television episode on Canada's armed forces during the Second World War. 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: 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: 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: Sound
Description: Canadian men and women overseas send messages home from "Canada's Fighting Fronts" via CBC microphones.
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: 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: From the desert dunes, Matthew Halton describes a key battle in the North African campaign of the Second World War.
Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
 
 
Type: Film and Video
Description: During the Second World War, rumours circulated amongst the civilian population that servicewomen were not living up to the high moral standards of their civilian counterparts. In this excerpt from the TV program "Women at War," several women who were officers in WW II recall the efforts made to enforce discipline among female recruits.
Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
 
 
Type: Sound
Description: This 1942 radio clip recounts the story of early Royal Canadian Air Force Women's Division recruits - Canada's first servicewomen. Originally created in 1941 as the Canadian Women's Auxiliary Air Force, the branch was renamed a year later and was the first to accept women.
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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