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Japanese Canadians: Starting over in Ontario

Type: Sound

Muriel Kitagawa and Hide Shimizu recount their personal experiences in the years of resettlement during the Second World War.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Van Doos: 22nd Battalion Decimated at Arras

Type: Sound

Major Georges P. Vanier explains how he led the Van Doos in an assault from Arras through German trenches and fortifications.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site of Canada: Early Contacts: Lesson Plan

Type: Sound

The site of an 11th century Norse settlement on the Northern tip of Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula, L’Anse aux Meadows is the earliest known European settlement in North America. Students learn about this national and world heritage site through archaeological and documentary evidence that combine to tell a rich tale of early exploration, colonization, and possibly conflict.

Site: Parks Canada

Looking Back at the Pivotal Battle of Kap'yong - Canada and the Korean War

Type: Sound

Radio clip recalls Korean War battle in which two battalions of men, Canadian and Australian, halted a massive drive by Communist troops to capture the city of Seoul. Veterans who were there discuss their experiences.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

The Little Soldier: Matthew Halton Interviews an Expert Italian Sniper

Type: Sound

Matthew Halton reports his encounter with a young Italian soldier during the war.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Japanese Canadian Internment: Refusing to Comply

Type: Sound

A father and two sons are sent to a POW camp for resisting evacuation orders during World War Two.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Seeking Atonement - A Soldier's Story

Type: Sound

Matthew Halton reports on Snowy MacDonald, who at age 50 and a veteran of the First World War, had fought against the odds to become a young troop's company sergeant before dying on the battlefield.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Second World War: Rescue at Sea

Type: Sound

A young French Canadian airman describes his adventures at sea when his plane is shot down and he and his fellow Coastal Command crew members are set adrift in cold ocean waters for nearly three days.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Van Doos: Rescue in the Jungle

Type: Sound

Sergeant Leo Lessard of the Royal 22nd Regiment recalls a daring helicopter rescue mission that saved two nuns from rebel soldiers in the Congo.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Japanese Canadian: The Fragile Democracy

Type: Sound

Scientist David Suzuki recalls his period in the internment camps and his family's experience during and after the Second World War.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation