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Canadian Armed Forces: Demobilization - Canada and the War - Democracy at War

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As World War II war drew to a close, members of all the armed forces of the Allies wanted nothing so much as to shed their uniforms, and fast. But there was not enough shipping available to bring Allied troops from all over the world as quickly as they wished.

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Salvation Army memorabilia - Uniforms

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Photographs of Salvation Army head-dress and uniforms worn during the Second World War.

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Life on the Homefront: Hamilton, Ontario, a City at War - Canada and the War - Democracy at War

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Stories of the contributions of the industrial centre of Hamilton to the war effort, both through military might and industry, make up a large part of the Spectator clippings in this collection.

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The Strathcona Boot - Uniforms used by Canadians in the South African War

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Strathcona's Horse developed its own variant of a high leather boot with a sole that was intended for walking, and a laced instep that provided the wearer with greater flexibility and ease of movement for its service in South Africa. The Strathconas issued these boots to all members of the regiment, and not just to the officers.

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Further Reading - The Salvation Army

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A bibliography of works written between 1920 and 1997 pertaining to the Salvation Army's work with the Canadian military.

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Life on the Homefront: Veterans and Veterans' Programmes - Canada and the War - Democracy at War

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The government created the Department of Veterans Affairs to deal with matters affecting veterans and their dependents, principally medical treatment; rehabilitation of the disabled; education; insurance; welfare; allowances, pensions and loans; and land settlement and housing. They were at their busiest in 1947 dealing with returned service people. It is still responsible for Canada's veterans.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Into the Blue - Pilot Training in Canada, 1917-18

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In 1917-18 the British air force directed an ambitious flying training operation in Canada. The scheme had no precedent, but it inspired the vast British Commonwealth Air Training Plan of the Second World War, and subsequent training programs in Canada for aircrew from nations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization that continue to the present day. This online article has information about the training program and includes a bibliography.

Site: Canadian War Museum

The Stetson Hat - Uniforms used by Canadians in the South African War

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During the South African War, apart from the 2nd (Special Service) Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment of Infantry, all Canadian units that served in South Africa wore Stetsons. The hat became firmly identified with Canada and the Canadian military presence in South Africa.

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The Salvation Army - War Services Images

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This is a slide presentation of 25 images showing Salvation Army's work during the First and Second World Wars as well as in the postwar period.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Royal Military College of Canada - 1876 to the Present

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Since 1876 to the present day, Royal Military College of Canada has been Canada's premier military college, graduating officers for all branches of our armed services. Includes suggestions for further reading.

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