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Women of the Second World War: Mary Churchill congratulates CWACs

Type: Sound

In this 1943 radio speech, Mary Churchill describes her favourable impressions of a recent visit to a CWAC training centre.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

"Dames in the Navy?" - Canadian Women as Navy Wrens in the Second World War

Type: Sound

This 1942 episode of the radio program "Comrades in Arms", entitled "The Wrens are Here," describes the duties of servicewomen in the Royal Canadian Navy, whose jobs on shore freed up men for service at sea during WW II.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Korean War volunteers in Canada

Type: Sound

Reporter Bill Beattie asks new recruits about their reasons for wanting to serve in the Korean War.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Canadian Women Serving Overseas - Second World War

Type: Sound

Radio clip from 1943 describes how Canadian women serving as Wrens, CWACs, WDs and Nursing Sisters make the most of rough conditions away from home.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Somalia Affair: Dismissal with Disgrace

Type: Sound

Kyle Brown is found guilty of the manslaughter and torture of Shidane Arone, but some Somalis living in Canada are outraged with the sentence that was handed to him. Ahmed Adan, a Somalian-Canadian, expresses his disappointment with how the Canadian government has dealt with the Somalia Inquiry and how he feels Canada has failed Shidane Arone.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Women of the Second World War: What is 'women's work'?

Type: Sound

In this 1945 radio broadcast, four servicewomen and one man discuss the issue of women working after the war. Should married women be allowed to hold jobs, even if they put returning soldiers out of work? Should they receive equal pay? These and other questions are addressed in a lively on-air debate.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Second World War: What Soldiers Want for Christmas

Type: Sound

Soldiers with the First Canadian Army in Belgium tell radio listeners at home what makes good Christmas gifts to send the troops overseas.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Second World War: Women after the war

Type: Sound

In this 1945 broadcast of the radio program "Servicemen's Forum," the position of women in Canada's postwar society is discussed. Talk turns to education for women, full employment, wage equity, and the possibility of introducing a family allowance.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Shell Shock: Losing Your Nerve

Type: Sound

The horrors of a mental breakdown on the Italian front.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent Appeals for Volunteer Soldiers - Canada and the Korean War

Type: Sound

In this special radio broadcast on August 7, 1950, Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent talks about Canada's role in the United Nation's "police action" in Korea. He informs Canadians of the formation of a new volunteer army brigade, the Canadian Army Special Force, and solicits recruits.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation