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Japanese Canadians: Starting over in Ontario

Type: Sound

Muriel Kitagawa and Hide Shimizu recount their personal experiences in the years of resettlement during the Second World War.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Van Doos: 22nd Battalion Decimated at Arras

Type: Sound

Major Georges P. Vanier explains how he led the Van Doos in an assault from Arras through German trenches and fortifications.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Veteran Recalls the Battle of Kap'yong - Canada and the Korean War

Type: Film and Video

Korean war veteran Don Hibbs recalls the Princess Patricias' heroic stand at the Battle of Kap'yong.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Wren Reunion - Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service Veterans from the Second World War Reunite

Type: Film and Video

This news story broadcast on September 1, 2002 reports on a reunion of the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service, or Wrens, who served during World War II.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Louis-Antoine de Bougainville's Journal - Battle for a Continent

Type: Document

Description of television episode on memoirs of Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, General Montcalm's aide-de-camp. Provides brief overview of the North American Indians' alliances with the French as well as observations of their skills and culture. 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

Letters Home - Second World War- Military Might

Type: Document

Synopsis of television episode on Everett Hill, a young soldier from Ontario stationed in England during the Second World War. Includes excerpts from personal letters. 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

Soldier's Story - Horror on the Battlefield - First World War

Type: Document

A young man from the Gaspé peninsula witnesses the atrocities of battle in World War I. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

"Miserable, rotten, hopeless life" - Canadian Sailors - Second World War- Military Might

Type: Document

Synopsis of television episode on the experiences of Canadian sailors as they face German U-boats on the high seas 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

Assignment: Grades 6-8: From Volunteers to Victory - Canada and the Korean War - For Teachers

Type: Document

An activity to help students understand the role and experiences of the Canadian soldier during the Korean War. It includes ideas for assignments as well as references to media resources.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Looking Back at the Pivotal Battle of Kap'yong - Canada and the Korean War

Type: Sound

Radio clip recalls Korean War battle in which two battalions of men, Canadian and Australian, halted a massive drive by Communist troops to capture the city of Seoul. Veterans who were there discuss their experiences.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation