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Japanese Canadians: Fighting for Inclusion

Type: Sound

Japanese-Canadian names are added to a Second World War memorial, thus helping to lesson the painful memories of internment, relocation, and prejudice against this minority during the war.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Keen-Eyed Women Volunteer for Aircraft Detection Corps - Second World War

Type: Sound

Reporter Marion Angus describes the work of female ADC plane-spotters in this 1943 radio broadcast. These homefront volunteers sight, recognize (ie. identify) and report aircraft flying overhead.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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

RCAF Women's Division Grows From 150 to 8,000 Recruits - Second World War

Type: Sound

This 1942 radio broadcast features testimonials from airwomen of the Royal Canadian Air Force Women's Division (WDs) who are proud to be serving their country in the ground jobs that keep men flying. The WDs played a vital role in the operation of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan during WW II.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Queen Asks Canadian Women to Help War Effort - Canadian Women in the Second World War

Type: Sound

As war breaks out, Queen Elizabeth, consort of King George VI, speaks to Canadian women in this 1939 Armistice Day broadcast about the roles they must play.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Canada Pledges Military Aid to South Korea - Canada and the Korean War

Type: Sound

On June 29, 1950, the Canadian government announces its decision to contribute to the United Nation's military intervention in the Korean War. Journalist Blair Fraser comments on the House of Commons debate surrounding this resolution.

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

Covering the Battle in El Alamein

Type: Sound

From the desert dunes, Matthew Halton describes a key battle in the North African campaign of the Second World War.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Troops Honour the Living and the Dead

Type: Sound

Medal awards ceremony and requiem mass for fallen soldiers interrupts fighting in Italy during World War II for the Van Doos.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Canada Reacts to Talk of Using the Atomic Bomb in Korea - Canada and the Korean War

Type: Sound

The Canadian government reacts cautiously to reports that Harry Truman has mentioned using the atomic bomb against communist forces in Korea.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation