History Browser

Search Results

Resource Type > Film and Video

Subject > Politics and Society > Personal Histories

Veteran Recalls the Battle of Kap'yong - Canada and the Korean War

Type: Film and Video

Korean war veteran Don Hibbs recalls the Princess Patricias' heroic stand at the Battle of Kap'yong.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Wren Reunion - Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service Veterans from the Second World War Reunite

Type: Film and Video

This news story broadcast on September 1, 2002 reports on a reunion of the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service, or Wrens, who served during World War II.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Chinese-Canadian Veterans

Type: Film and Video

Heroes Remember presents twenty-one interviews with Chinese-Canadian war Veterans who speak candidly of their wartime efforts. Some of their stories have seldom been told because they evoke dark, buried memories, while others brim with a youthful “can-do” spirit. There are also stories from the politically astute; those determined to win the vote for Chinese-Canadians by proving their loyalty and serving. Together, these remarkable recollections lay testimony to the Chinese-Canadians who knowingly or not, created fundamental political and social change in Canada.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

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

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

Paul Triquet Wins Victoria Cross

Type: Film and Video

In this 1972 interview Paul Triquet recounts his exploits at Casa Berardi, which won him the Victoria Cross in World War Two.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Women of the Second World War: Spitfires in the rhododendrons

Type: Film and Video

Interviews with women who were Second World War pilots for the Air Transport Auxiliary of the RCAF, flying Hurricanes, Mosquitoes and Spitfires between factories, storage depots and squadrons in England.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Female Officers Take Charge - Canadian Women in the Second World War

Type: Film and Video

Two women who were officers in World War II recount their experiences of working in a very male-oriented environment. Wing Officer Willa Walker, RCAF Women's Division, and Captain Adelaide Sinclair of the Navy Wrens (WRCNS) each had her own challenges to face.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Women of the Second World War: Nurses face danger and death

Type: Film and Video

In World War II, the Nursing Sisters of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps had the most difficult, dangerous and grisly jobs of all Canada's enlisted women. They were the ones who followed men into battle to tend their wounds, fight diseases, care for prisoners of war and help the thousands of injured civilians whose lives were destroyed along the way. In this clip from CBC Television's Women at War, three former nurses describe their harrowing experiences.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Korean Veterans Remember Friends Lost

Type: Film and Video

Television clip presents a reunion of Korean War veterans as they reminisce about their experiences and recall fellow soldiers, some of the 516 Canadians killed in that war, who did not return.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation