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Japanese Internment Re-examined

Type: Film and Video

Debunking of myth of threat posed by Japanese-Canadians during the Second World War, through interviews with both government officials and victims of internment. Argument that it was in fact the very act of resettling and interning Japanese-Canadians that could have alienated them enough to pose a threat in case of Japanese invasion of the Pacific coast.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Japanese Canadians: Redress Opposition

Type: Film and Video

Canadian war veterans discuss and explain the reasons behind their opposition to reparations for Japanese-Canadians.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

1988: Government apologizes to Japanese Canadians

Type: Film and Video

A formal apology and financial compensation package is passed into law for the Japanese-Canadian community, to redress their internment and relocation during the Second World War.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

1943: Netherlands' Princess Margriet Born in Ottawa

Type: Film and Video

Royal history is made in Ottawa on Jan. 19, 1943, when Dutch Princess Juliana gives birth to her daughter Margriet Francisca at the city's Civic Hospital. The first royal baby to ever be born in North America, the historic birth helped forge a bond between Canada and the Netherlands that endures to this day. This CBC Television clip looks back at the momentous delivery that captured the attention of war weary Canadians. Crown Princess Juliana and her two small daughters arrived in Canada in June 1940, a month after they fled the Netherlands in the wake of the German army invasion. The heir to the Dutch throne, Juliana lived in exile in Ottawa for four years and became a fixture in the capital city's social circles. After learning of Juliana's pregnancy, the Canadian government proclaimed the hospital's maternity suite "extraterritorial" so that the royal baby would have full Dutch citizenship.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Canadian Women March for Peace - The 1991 Gulf War

Type: Film and Video

Report on women demonstrating on behalf of what they refer to as "war's greatest victims" - women and children. Chanting "no blood for oil", their message to Canadian politicians is that the majority of Canadian women are opposed to the Gulf War. Demonstrations took place on Parliament Hill in Ottawa as well as in Toronto and other Canadian cities.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Canada's Own "Rosie" - Canadian Women on the Home Front during the Second World War

Type: Film and Video

The story of Rose Young, one of many women who signed up for work in Canada's factories and foundries during World War II.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Cold War: From Einstein to the A-bomb: Early Milestones

Type: Film and Video

In this 1961 television program, a young married couple is interviewed in their home nuclear bomb shelter. This is followed by a report on civil defence procedures in case of nuclear attack.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Cold War: Calgary Evacuates: Operation Lifesaver

Type: Film and Video

Calgary prepares for nuclear civil defence through a simulated evacuation exercise during the Cold War.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Cold War: Civil Defence College

Type: Film and Video

Canadian teenagers in 1960 learn the basics of civil defence (in response to possible nuclear attack) at a 2-week course.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Cold War Survival: Life in a Fallout Shelter

Type: Film and Video

Interview with the McCallum family after they experience life in a fallout shelter for a week. Government guidelines for surviving a nuclear bomb attack are reported.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation