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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
 
 
Type: Document Image
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: An electronic reproduction of the oil on canvas artwork, "Canadian Armour Passing Through Ortona," created by Charles Fraser Comfort in 1944.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
Type: Document
Description: On June 6, 1944, the "Second Front" became reality. Allied forces landed on the open beaches of Normandy, north and west of the city of Caen. Hard battles followed for both sides. Journalists were there to record the tragedy and victory that was D-Day.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
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Description: An electronic reproduction of the conté on paper artwork, "Action Aboard His Majesty's Canadian Ship Iroquois," created by Jack Nichols in 1944.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
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Description: On 6 June 1944, Allied forces invaded Western Europe along an 80-kilometre front in Normandy, France. Of the nearly 150,000 Allied troops who landed or parachuted into the invasion area on D-Day, 14,000 were Canadians.
Site: Canadian War Museum
 
 
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
 
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