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Sir Ernest MacMillan Recalls Being a POW

Type: Sound

They called it "The Great War" and "The War to End All Wars" – though of course it didn't. When hostilities erupted in Europe in 1914, Canadians rushed to Britain's side. But the cost was terrible: more than 60,000 were killed, 172,000 wounded. There are no more Canadian combat veterans alive to recall the horrors of the First World War, but their voices and memories live on in the archives of the CBC. Lest we forget, here are some of their stories.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Troops Honour the Living and the Dead

Type: Sound

Medal awards ceremony and requiem mass for fallen soldiers interrupts fighting in Italy during World War II for the Van Doos.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Japanese Canadians: 100 Years in Canada

Type: Sound

As Canadian soldiers were fighting overseas in the name of democracy, at home the federal government was staging the largest mass exodus in Canadian history. During the Second World War, roughly 22,000 Japanese Canadians were forcibly evacuated from the west coast and resettled in other parts of the country. Their struggle continued after the war as they fought for an apology and redress for their loss. CBC Television and Radio covered the crucial issues in their journey from relocation to redress.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Japanese Canadians: Proud to be a Canadian

Type: Sound

Following the Allied victory in Japan, Kinzie Tanaka says that Japanese Canadians will prove their loyalty and attempt to assimilate into Canadian culture.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

1944: Remembrance Day with Matthew Halton

Type: Sound

CBC correspondent Matthew Halton pays tribute to Canadian war veterans and troops on Remembrance Day 1944. He reminds us to never forget both their courage and sacrifice, as well as the horrors of war.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

German Surrender: 'The time has come to be glad'

Type: Sound

Matthew Halton reports on the end of the war in Europe, reflecting on its horror and drama.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

The Little Soldier: Matthew Halton Interviews an Expert Italian Sniper

Type: Sound

Matthew Halton reports his encounter with a young Italian soldier during the war.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Japanese Canadian: The Case of Torazo Iwasaki

Type: Sound

As Canadian soldiers were fighting overseas in the name of democracy, at home the federal government was staging the largest mass exodus in Canadian history. During the Second World War, roughly 22,000 Japanese Canadians were forcibly evacuated from the west coast and resettled in other parts of the country. Their struggle continued after the war as they fought for an apology and redress for their loss. CBC Television and Radio covered the crucial issues in their journey from relocation to redress.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Japanese Internment: Arthur Tateishi Remembers

Type: Sound

Arthur Tateishi recalls the discrimination he faced when he moved to Toronto.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Japanese Canadian Internment: Refusing to Comply

Type: Sound

A father and two sons are sent to a POW camp for resisting evacuation orders during World War Two.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation