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Japanese Canadians: Fighting for Inclusion

Type: Sound

Japanese-Canadian names are added to a Second World War memorial, thus helping to lesson the painful memories of internment, relocation, and prejudice against this minority during the war.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Fighting from the Home Front - Second World War- The Crucible

Type: Document

Synopsis of television episode about the social and economic effects that the Second World War had on Canada. Discusses the War Measures Act invoked by Prime Minister Mackenzie King in 1939. 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

Japanese Internment - Second World War- Fighting from the Home Front

Type: Document

Synopsis of television episode on the persecution of Japanese-Canadians after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Japanese-Canadians were detained and sent to internment camps in British Columbia. 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

This Week in History: Archives: The Promise

Type: Document

In January of 1998, Parks Canada introduced a weekly Web Site named This Week in History, which presents a variety of events that have shaped Canada’s past, present and future. These short texts are summaries, not complete histories, meant to entice the reader to explore Canadian history. Search by keyword or by title.

Site: Parks Canada

Threat in the Pacific

Type: Document

Canada's Defence Plan No. 2 envisaged a war in the Pacific between Japan and the United States, and laid plans to protect Canada in such a conflict. In 1941, Canada sent two battalions to Hong Kong to support the British. The Pacific coast was ill-prepared until the invasion of the Aleutian islands and the shelling of Estevan Point in British Columbia by the Japanese Navy. Fear of a Japanese invasion created a panic and 22,000 Japanese-Canadians were interned.

Site: National Defence

This Week in History: Archives: A Time of Tragedy

Type: Document

In January of 1998, Parks Canada introduced a weekly Web Site named This Week in History, which presents a variety of events that have shaped Canada’s past, present and future. These short texts are summaries, not complete histories, meant to entice the reader to explore Canadian history. Search by keyword or by title.

Site: Parks Canada

Canada and the Second World War - The War against Japan. 1941-1945

Type: Document

Canada responded to the outbreak of war with Japan by significantly strengthening its Pacific coastal defences. Canadian forces also co-operated with the United States in clearing the Japanese from the Aleutian islands off Alaska.

Site: Canadian War Museum

First World War - General References - The War and Canadian Society

Type: Document

A bibliography of sources that highlight the effects of the First World War on Canadian society. Topics include propaganda, race relations, economics, casualities, women in the workplace and prisoners of war.

Site: Library and Archives Canada