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War Years - Esther Lundy - My Grandmother's Wartime Diary - Canada and the Second World War

Type: Document

While life on the homefront during wartime could be difficult there were also happier moments of goodwill and friendship.

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Canadian Veterans Interviews - Canada in the First World War

Type: Document

This table of contents leads to resources developed to pay tribute to all the Canadian veterans who fought in the First World War. Interviews with veterans allow one to read and listen to stories from the First World War.

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Frances Carroll - My Grandmother's Wartime Diary - Canada and the Second World War

Type: Document

This account illustrates the wartime tradition of "sending off the troops," as experienced on many occasions by this community in New Brunswick.

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Looking Back - Native Soldiers

Type: Document

Several short and moving accounts of Native Canadian war experiences are found on this web page.

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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.

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Catherine F. Roberts - My Grandmother's Wartime Diary - Canada and the Second World War

Type: Document

Families at home in Canada during the war were able to offer help to those overseas with gifts and gestures of kindness, as this story illustrates.

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Notes - Native Soldiers

Type: Document

This web site lists bibliographic citations from various sources on native canadian combat history.

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Wilfred D. "Dick" Ellis - communications and transportation - Canada in the First World War

Type: DocumentSound

Wilfred D."Dick" Ellis speaks about his experience as a communications and transportation surveying specialist. Includes transcript and glossary.

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Iris (Thornton) Johnstone - My Grandmother's Wartime Diary - Canada and the Second World War

Type: Document

Disruption and new challenges arose for many on the homefront as they adapted to wartime conditions.

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Chinese-Canadian Veterans

Type: Film and Video

Heroes Remember presents twenty-one interviews with Chinese-Canadian war Veterans who speak candidly of their wartime efforts. Some of their stories have seldom been told because they evoke dark, buried memories, while others brim with a youthful “can-do” spirit. There are also stories from the politically astute; those determined to win the vote for Chinese-Canadians by proving their loyalty and serving. Together, these remarkable recollections lay testimony to the Chinese-Canadians who knowingly or not, created fundamental political and social change in Canada.

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