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Cold War: Nuclear Relocation Satire

Type: Sound

Eric Nicol satirizes government nuclear civil defence plans in this 1958 radio skit.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Cold War: 'The Only Choice Today is Peace'

Type: Sound

In this 1961 radio broadcast, columnist Ron Haggart takes issue with the government's approach to nuclear warfare, and argues for commitment to peace.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Comrades in Arms: Second World War Canadian soldiers, sailors and airmen

Type: Sound

The CBC program "Comrades in Arms", which debuted in 1942 and continued till the war's end, dramatizes the life of soldiers in the Army, Navy and Air Force. This 1943 episode features the exploits of the RCAF Wolverine Squadron as they search out and destroy German U-boats in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Matthew Halton's Passing

Type: Sound

Matthew Halton is remembered as a "great Canadian" as news of his death becomes public.

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

Shell Shock: Losing Your Nerve

Type: Sound

The horrors of a mental breakdown on the Italian front.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Matthew Halton: The Queen's Coronation

Type: Sound

Halton reports on the new spirit and new Queen in England.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

"We Were All Kings for the Day": The Liberation of Paris

Type: Sound

War correspondent Matthew Halton describes the jubilant celebrations in Paris when the city is liberated from Germany in August 1944.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Cold War: Three Little Fallout Shelters

Type: Sound

Max Ferguson leads CBC satirical skit about nuclear war and fallout shelters.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

The CBC Overseas Unit

Type: Sound

A discussion of the logistics and experiences of CBC reporting in the context of the Second World War.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation