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From Colony to Country - Canadian Military History: An Overview - Women - Women and War

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Short bibliography on the important role of women in military history. Lists French and English resources, which provide details on the role of women during war. This resource is part of "From Colony to Country: A Reader's Guide to Canadian Military History."

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Canada and the First World War - Did-you know that…. - Tragedy on the Home Front

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A brief history of how women in Canada won the right to vote in federal and provincial elections.

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Canada and the First World War - We Were There - Lois Allan

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At 18 years of age, Lois Allan enrolled in the Farm Service Corps, an initiative of the Government of Ontario to replace the men who had left the farms for the Front. Agriculture was just one facet of women's contribution to the war effort during the First World War.

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Robert Borden - Speech at the Directors' Luncheon, Central Canada Exhibition, Ottawa, September 9, 1918 - WW1: Canadian Prime Ministers - Leadership During Wartime

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Prime Minister Borden, in a speech at the Central Canada Exhibition in September 9, 1918, discusses his wish for a sound policy of maximum use of Canada's abundant natural resources for the post-war reconstruction to come.

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Mackenzie King - Temperance and the War effort

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Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King broadcasts an address to the Canadian people asking for temperance in alcohol consumption, in aid of the war effort.

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First World War - Introduction

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Those who lived through the First World War referred to it as the Great War for the rest of their lives, even though another world war followed within a generation. Peace returned with Canada as a separate signatory to the Treaty of Versailles, an independent country confident in its ability to manage its own affairs. The war marked the transition of Canada's armed forces from a militia of questionable value to what was probably the most powerful army corps on either side in the conflict.

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First World War - Personal Stories - The Veterans

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A bibliography of works presenting the effects of World War I on Canadian soldiers after their return to civilian life.

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Mackenzie King - manpower and a total war effort, August 19, 1942 - WW2: Canadian Prime Ministers - Leadership During Wartime

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Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King broadcasts an update to the Canadian people on the government's efforts, planning and coordination for a "total war effort."

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First World War - Women - Women and the War

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A bibliography covering Canadian women's contribution to the war effort during World War I. For the first time, women took part in Canada's war effort in large numbers, not only through direct participation in the armed forces and auxiliary services, but also in business, industry and agriculture while large numbers of Canadian men served overseas.

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From Colony to Country - South African War- Women - Women

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A source list of published works on the role of Canadian women in South Africa during and after the Boer War, representing both their military and civilian contributions.

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