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Canada and the Second World War - Liberating Northwest Europe. 1944-1945

Type: Document

In September 1944, First Canadian Army fought to liberate the heavily-fortified ports of Boulogne and Calais from Germans in order to allow Britain's desperately-needed supply ships access to dock in Antwerp, Belgium.

Site: Canadian War Museum

German Concrete Shelter, Liévin, by war artist Alexander Young Jackson

Type: Image

An electronic reproduction of the oil on canvas artwork, "German Concrete Shelter, Liévin," created by A.Y. Jackson in 1918.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Canada within the Empire - Fortifying Canada. 1815-1837

Type: Document

The United States and Great Britain signed the Rush-Bagot Treaty in 1817 and peace settled between Canada and United States. Despite this agreement, both sides remained wary and built defensive installations to facilitate the transport of troops and supplies in preparation for possible future disputes.

Site: Canadian War Museum

A Garrison Country - Newfoundland and Labrador during the Second World War

Type: Document

Online article describes the transformation of Newfoundland into a "garrison country" during World War Two and the economic, political and social consequences of this. Includes reading list.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Canada and the Second World War - The Battle of the Atlantic. 1939-1945

Type: Document

Throughout the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Navy (R.C.N.), the Canadian Merchant Navy, and the immense output of Canadian industry proved vital in the costly Allied victory. To maintain its war effort, Great Britain imported enormous quantities of supplies by sea. Halifax was the main port on the east coast of North America from where convoys of merchant ships sailed together for the hazardous trans-Atlantic crossing.

Site: Canadian War Museum

RCAF Dakotas Being Refuelled, by war artist Aba Bayefsky

Type: Image

An electronic reproduction of the watercolour on paper artwork, RCAF Dakotas Being Refuelled, created by Aba Bayefsky in 1946.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Canada within the Empire - Developing the Canadian Nation. 1873-1885

Type: Document

From 1873 to 1885, Ottawa formed the North-West Mounted Police to keep order and the Canadian Pacific Railway to expand the country's frontier to the west coast, fundamentally changing the lives of many Canadians.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Halifax Landing on Runway 22, by war artist Aba Bayefsky

Type: Image

An electronic reproduction of the gouache on paper artwork, Halifax Landing on Runway 22, created by Aba Bayefsky in 1945.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Gun-pits, Liévin, by war artist Alexander Young Jackson

Type: Image

An electronic reproduction of the oil on canvas artwork, "Gun-pits, Liévin," created by A.Y. Jackson in 1918.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Camouflaged Huts, Villers-au-Bois, by war artist Alexander Young Jackson

Type: Image

An electronic reproduction of the oil on canvas artwork, "Camouflaged Huts, Villers-au-Bois," created by A.Y. Jackson in 1917.

Site: Canadian War Museum