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Fighting from the Home Front - Second World War- The Crucible

Type: Document

Synopsis of television episode about the social and economic effects that the Second World War had on Canada. Discusses the War Measures Act invoked by Prime Minister Mackenzie King in 1939. 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

Queen of the Hurricanes - Elsie MacGill - Second World War- Fighting from the Home Front

Type: Document

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

Profits for Lives - Wartime Manufacturers Put Profits Ahead of Lives - Turmoil on the Homefront - First World War

Type: Document

Canadian wartime manufacturers sacrifice lives for profits during the First World War. From the beginning of the war, there had been complaints about the shoddy supplies given to Canadian soldiers. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Turmoil on the Homefront - First World War

Type: Document

Canada experiences tensions and tragedy on the home front during the First World War. Shoddy war supplies scandals, enemy immigrant detainment camps, and a huge conscription crisis would turn Canada into a battleground of social and political turmoil.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Cost of War - Funding the Gulf War Effort

Type: Film and Video

This report examines the cost of the Gulf War, which is adding up to a billion dollars a day for the allied coalition forces. Although the United States is paying the bulk of the bill, Canadians are investing approximately $350 million into the Gulf War effort and coalition forces have pledged a total of 42 billion dollars to assist the U.S.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation