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"I'm the Proudest Girl in the World!" - First Canadian Military Recruitment Drive for Women, 1941

Type: Film and Video

In 1941, for the first time in Canadian history, women were recruited for Canada's Armed Forces. This television clip features scenes from the NFB recruitment film "The Proudest Girl in the World" and interviews with two women who answered the call to enlist in World War II.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Van Doos: Batisse, the Royal 22nd's Mascot Goat, is Unemployed

Type: Film and Video

A report on the history and tradition of the Van Doos' mascot goat, Batisse.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Somalia Investigation Hits 'Inexplicable Delay'

Type: Film and Video

Major Vince Buonamici, a Military Police Officer, testifies at the Somali Inquiry that he investigated two shooting deaths of Somalis by Airborne soldiers in 1993. He reports that the military chain of command deliberately delayed his work - work that could have prevented Shidane Arone's death.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Van Doos: Cardinal Maurice Roy on Being a Military Chaplain

Type: Film and Video

In this 1972 CBC television interview, Cardinal Maurice Roy recounts his experiences and role as military chaplain during World War II.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Sentencing of Private Kyle Brown - The Somalia Affair

Type: Film and Video

Two days after he was found guilty of the beating death of Shidane Arone, a Somali teenager, Private Elvin Kyle Brown is sentenced to five years in jail and is dismissed with disgrace from the Canadian Armed Forces. His lawyer, Patrick McCann, reports that Brown is relieved with the outcome.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Canada Calls for Volunteer Soldiers - Canada and the Korean War

Type: Film and Video

Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent hits the airwaves to solicit volunteers for a Canadian "Special Force" destined for action in Korea.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Enforcing Discipline Among Female Recruits - Canadian Women in the Second World War

Type: Film and Video

During the Second World War, rumours circulated amongst the civilian population that servicewomen were not living up to the high moral standards of their civilian counterparts. In this excerpt from the TV program "Women at War," several women who were officers in WW II recall the efforts made to enforce discipline among female recruits.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Van Doos on UN Training Before Shipping Out to Cyprus (no audio)

Type: Film and Video

Silent film of Royal 22nd troops training in the snow before shipping out for the sunny Mediterranean.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Somalia Affair: Defending the Airborne Regiment

Type: Film and Video

Interview with Sergent Ronnie Smith, Corporal Patrick Couture, and Captain Hercule Gosselin of Canadian Forces Base Petawawa in which they describe their experiences as part of the Canadian Airborne Regiment in Somalia. They describe how they feel that the schools they built, the infrastructure they developed and the people they saved are all being overlooked by Canadians due to media coverage of a few isolated incidents.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation