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Preface to My Grandmother's Wartime Diary - Canada and the Second World War

Type: Document

Introduces a project on women and wartime experience created to coincide with Women's History Month, a commemoration of women in Canadian history.

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Women and War

Type: Film and VideoImageDocument

Through the years, thousands of Canadian women have been faced with obstacles and challenging new experiences, whether on the home front or on the front lines. Learn about the changing roles of women and their different experiences.

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Ellen Blanche (Landry) Bennett - My Grandmother's Wartime Diary - Canada and the Second World War

Type: Document

The end of the war was not the happiest time for the people of Halifax. The overcrowded city experienced rioting, looting, and an explosion, which forced part of the city to be evacuated for several days.

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Joyce (Gawn) Crane - My Grandmother's Wartime Diary - Canada and the Second World War

Type: Document

Wartime living conditions were difficult for the people of England with the constant threat of air attack and invasion. Amid the uncertainty of the times relationships formed between young servicemen and women, some of whom would marry and live in Canada after the war.

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

Type: Document

Table of contents page with links to excerpts from diaries, memoirs, and other writings by women who served in the Second World War or who were otherwise affected by it.

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Beryl May-Wheeldon - My Grandmother's Wartime Diary - Canada and the Second World War 1939-1945

Type: Document

An autobiographical account of living through two great wars. After witnessing the carnage of the First World War as an ambulance driver, she waited anxiously for any news of her three sons who fought in the Second World War.

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Ms. Kay Christie - My Grandmother's Wartime Diary - Canada and the Second World War

Type: Document

Some Canadians became prisoners of war, including noncombatants, and the living conditions of their internment were harsh. The interned sometimes felt their situation went unappreciated by those at home.

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Norma (Morrissey) Girard - My Grandmother's Wartime Diary - Canada and the Second World War

Type: Document

A mother who was in the RCAF in Canada during World War II recounts her war experiences.

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Mlle Gabrielle Huneault - My Grandmother's Wartime Diary - Canada and the Second World War 1939-1945

Type: Document

Women serving on the homefront in WW II performed a variety of tasks. This is the story of one woman who was a member of the Canadian Army Women's Corps and stationed in Montreal during the war.

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Diaries, Letters and Stories - Canada and the Second World War

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

Links to excerpts from the wartime diary of Frank Curry, crewman of a corvette of the Royal Canadian Navy; a video clip of Allied airmen recalling the horror of their experience as prisoners in Buchenwald; and diary excerpts and stories of women who served in or were otherwise affected by the Second World War. Also included is a link to various First World War personal accounts.

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