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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
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
 
 
Type: Document
Description: Throughout the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Navy (R.C.N.), the Canadian Merchant Navy, and the immense output of Canadian industry proved vital in the costly Allied victory. To maintain its war effort, Great Britain imported enormous quantities of supplies by sea. Halifax was the main port on the east coast of North America from where convoys of merchant ships sailed together for the hazardous trans-Atlantic crossing.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
Type: Document Image
Description: Five thousand Canadian troops, along with a thousand British troops, attacked the French port of Dieppe on the English Channel Coast in August 1942. The purpose was to make a successful raid on German-occupied Europe over water, and then to hold Dieppe briefly. The results were disastrous.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
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Description: In June 1942, some 8,500 Japanese personnel, supported by naval forces, occupied the islands of Attu and Kiska, American parts of Alaska at the western end of the Aleutian island chain. Their aim, which was successful, was to distract the Allies and cause them to take resources away from more significant areas in the central Pacific. When the landings finally went ashore, the troops found that the Japanese soldiers had slipped away. Newspaper articles of the day discussed the battles of the far north.
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 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
 
 
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Description: Japan used Burma as a stepping stone to invade India. This proved costly for Japanese forces as British-led Indian Army troops held them off for 80 days. Neither side seemed to have the upper hand in this battle as was reflected in newspaper accounts of the conflict.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
Type: Document Image
Description: A significant part of the Second World War was fought in North Africa. Benito Mussolini wanted to enlarge his Italian empire in Africa, which already included Libya and Ethiopia, by invading Egypt, then part of the British Empire. British, Canadian, Commonwealth, American and French forces confronted the Italian-German Axis across the desert sweep of northern Egypt and Libya and in the more hilly coastal areas of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
Type: Document
Description: Canada responded to the outbreak of war with Japan by significantly strengthening its Pacific coastal defences. Canadian forces also co-operated with the United States in clearing the Japanese from the Aleutian islands off Alaska.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
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