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War Effort at Home - Gladys Muriel (Berg) Greig - My Grandmother's Wartime Diary - Canada and the Second World War

Type: Document

A woman recounts her experience working away from home for the first time during the war and how she carried on with life afterwards.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Achievement - Battle of the Atlantic

Type: Document

Canada's role in the Battle of the Atlantic was large and significant. Starting from a tiny base of ships, aircraft and personnel, and an infrastructure of meagre proportions, Canada became one of the foremost Allied powers in the Atlantic war. By 1942 Canada was able to carry a major share of the defence of North American waters and at the same time was Britain's principal partner in the defence of trans-ocean convoys.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

The Park Ships - In WWII

Type: Document

Cargo ships produced under the Canadian program that were constructed for Canada and the Commonwealth were named after federal, provincial and municipal parks. The Park ships began arriving in 1942 and quickly became the dominant element of the World War II merchant fleet.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

The Ships--Meeting the Need - In WWII

Type: Document

The number of ships that poured from Canada's shipyards during the Second World War was described by an official of the British Ministry of War Transport as "remarkable", "astonishing" and "magnificent". From 1941 to 1945, Canada produced three hundred and fifty-four 10,000; fourty-three 4,700; and six 3,600 tonne dwt cargo ships.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Nationality of BCATP Graduates (1940-­1945)

Type: Document

A table listing the British Commonwealth Air Training Program graduates by nationality, and a brief discussion of the financial costs involved in running the program.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada