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First World War Teddy Bear Among War Museum's Artifacts

Type: Film and Video

It's "an especially intimate and heartbreaking reminder of the sorrows of war." This ragged teddy bear, now on display at the Canadian War Museum, accompanied a Canadian medical officer overseas during the First World War. His daughter gave it to him to keep him safe. Sadly, the officer died at Passchendaele and the bear was sent home. As the Canadian War Museum opens its new location in 2005, this CBC-TV report looks at the teddy bear as well as other fascinating items on display at the museum.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Japanese Canadians: Fighting for Inclusion

Type: Sound

Japanese-Canadian names are added to a Second World War memorial, thus helping to lesson the painful memories of internment, relocation, and prejudice against this minority during the war.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

The Korean War: Canadian veterans send a message to Ottawa

Type: Film and Video

What Canadian veterans are doing to raise awareness about their years of service and sacrifice during the Korean War.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Veteran Remembers Canada's Forgotten War - Canada and the Korean War

Type: Film and Video

Veteran Jack Lachance discusses the Canadian government's treatment of its Korean veterans, who were finally decorated for their service in 1991.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Cold War: Opening Up the Diefenbunker

Type: Film and Video

A CBC reporter is taken on a tour of the famous Diefenbunker, now decommissioned and open to the public as a designated National Historic Site.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Ten Years After D-Day: Normandy Revisited

Type: Sound

Ten years after D-day, Matthew Halton returns to the beaches of Normandy. He reminisces about that fateful day of June 6, 1944, and ponders its ultimate meaning.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Assignment: Grades 11-12: Remembering Canada’s Heroes - Canada and the Korean War - For Teachers

Type: Document

Students are encouraged to understand Canadian soldiers' contribution to the Korean War and the importance of recognizing this by preparing a brief to the federal government.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Pride at Vimy Ridge - Horror on the Battlefield - First World War

Type: Document

Canadians win a great victory at Vimy Ridge, where both British and French forces had failed. This battle helped a young country discover its national pride. In all, 3,598 Canadian soldiers were killed and 7,004 wounded. Canadians had begun the war as colonials, as subordinates, but were now Allies. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Cold War: Reporting Live From the Diefenbunker

Type: Sound

Peter Gzowski talks to former Diefenbunker employees about their unique jobs inside the government nuclear war bunker.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation