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Japanese Internment Re-examined

Type: Film and Video

Debunking of myth of threat posed by Japanese-Canadians during the Second World War, through interviews with both government officials and victims of internment. Argument that it was in fact the very act of resettling and interning Japanese-Canadians that could have alienated them enough to pose a threat in case of Japanese invasion of the Pacific coast.

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Bomb Shelters in a Post-Cold War Era

Type: Film and Video

CBC visits a former nuclear war bunker in Nanaimo, BC, to investigate what is to become of it in the post-Cold War era.

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Suffering and Excess Under Siege - Battle for Quebec - Battle for a Continent

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

By July 1759, the British had entrenched their cannons across the river from Quebec City, and General Wolfe was preparing for his long bombardment of the urban centre. In the town itself, ordinary residents suffered starvation while Intendant Bigot lived a lavish lifestyle. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

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Canada Reacts to Talk of Using the Atomic Bomb in Korea - Canada and the Korean War

Type: Sound

The Canadian government reacts cautiously to reports that Harry Truman has mentioned using the atomic bomb against communist forces in Korea.

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Cold War Canada - Comfort and Fear

Type: Document

Canada moves closer to the American sphere of influence during the Cold War era. However, we still try to maintain our own voice on the international front, particularly with our involvement in the conflict in Egypt in 1956. This page is an introduction to Canadian involvement in the international politics of the 1950s from the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

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Cold War: Psalm for Shelter

Type: Sound

Composer introduces musical piece about the horrors of nuclear fears.

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Assignment: Grades 9-10: Canada’s Full Duty - Canada and the Korean War - For Teachers

Type: Document

Student's are encouraged to analyze Canada's role in supporting the United Nations during the Korean War.

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1957: Diplomat Lester Pearson wins Nobel Peace Prize

Type: Film and Video

Lester Pearson is interviewed following his receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in helping defuse and resolve the Suez Canal Crisis.

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Peace Amongst the Iroquois - When the World Began

Type: Document

Relates the native legend of Dekanawidah and how he brought peace to the five Iroquois nations (later to become the Six Nations Confederacy). This article is taken from the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

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Dodging a Political Bullet - Conscription - Second World War- Fighting from the Home Front

Type: Document

Synopsis of television episode on Prime Minister Mackenzie King's tactics to avoid mandatory military service 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.

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