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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: Document
Description: A young Russian clerk from the Soviet Embassy begins a spy scare in 1945. His search for asylum in Canada and the effect of the information he divulged is discussed in this article. Suspected spies were found in all levels of Canadian government. Excerpt from the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.
Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
 
 
Type: Sound
Description: In this 1945 broadcast of the radio program "Servicemen's Forum," the position of women in Canada's postwar society is discussed. Talk turns to education for women, full employment, wage equity, and the possibility of introducing a family allowance.
Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
 
 
Type: Sound
Description: Matthew Halton reports on the end of the war in Europe, reflecting on its horror and drama.
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: Film and Video
Description: Four experts on Canadian diplomacy talk about whether Canada deserves its peacekeeping reputation.
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
 
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