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Horror on the Battlefield - Ordeal by Fire - First World War

Type: Document

The First World War sees Canada make enormous contributions, with more than 600,000 Canadians serving in that conflict. A conscription crisis divides French and English Canadians, and Canada emerges as a stronger and more autonomous nation, with its own seat at the League of Nations. 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: Psalm for Shelter

Type: Sound

Composer introduces musical piece about the horrors of nuclear fears.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Voice of Women - Women Speak Out Against Nuclear Weapons - Cold War Canada

Type: Document

In 1960, a group called The Voice of Women was formed in reaction to the deployment of 56 Bomarc missiles in Ontario and Quebec. The movement snowballed. The organization became involved with many politicians of the day and in turn were disappointed when political support was lost. Taken from the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Canadian Women March for Peace - The 1991 Gulf War

Type: Film and Video

Report on women demonstrating on behalf of what they refer to as "war's greatest victims" - women and children. Chanting "no blood for oil", their message to Canadian politicians is that the majority of Canadian women are opposed to the Gulf War. Demonstrations took place on Parliament Hill in Ottawa as well as in Toronto and other Canadian cities.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Conscription Crisis - Turmoil on the Homefront - First World War

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

French Canada erupts in anger when the federal government forces its men to go to war, thus ripping open the country's linguistic divide. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Avoiding the War - Recruitment, Volunteers, and Conscription - Turmoil on the Homefront - First World War

Type: Document

Canada struggles to enlist more soldiers as casualties mount during the First World War. Conscription is finally law in 1917, but thousands of men still hide from Federal recruitment agents. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

October Crisis - Nationalist Passions

Type: Document

This article discusses the actions of the Front de Libération du Québec (FLQ) in October 1970, specifically the kidnappings of British trade commissioner James Richard Cross and Pierre Laporte, the Quebec Minister of Labour. In response, the War Measures Act was invoked by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, for the first time ever in Canada during peacetime. Taken 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

Why They Fled: The fall of Saigon

Type: Document

This episode deals with the Canadian Embassy evacuation in Saigon during the Vietnam war. Also discussed is Operation Babylift, the evacuation of dozens of Vietnamese orphans by a Canadian civilian.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation