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Canadians Divided - Some Support for American Revolution in Quebec - The Propaganda War - A Question of Loyalties

Type: Document

After reading the Continental Congress Manifesto of 1774, urging the people of Quebec to join the Thirteen Colonies in revolt against England, most Canadians chose to stay out of the conflict. But there were some who were eager to join the rebellion, and they tried to persuade their neighbours. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

American Rebels Urge Quebec to Join Revolution - Introduction to The Propaganda War - A Question of Loyalties

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

In 1774, North America was on the edge of a new upheaval. While Quebec had been conquered and was now British, the Thirteen Colonies were going through their own tortured identity crisis: would they remain British colonies or become a republic? The people of Quebec found themselves being pressured to join the revolution. A manifesto from the 13 Colonies was posted in Montreal and Quebec City urging citizens into an alliance with the Americans. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Campaign Moves to North American Waters - Battle of the Atlantic

Type: Document

In January 1942 the Battle of the Atlantic shifted to the Canadian and American seaboards where Admiral Dönitz suspected shipping would be poorly protected. The Canadian navy, however, now with over two years experience in organizing convoys, immediately began to sail shipping in defended groups. Often the only protection available was a single armed yacht. It worked. The German U-boats soon shifted their main offensive to the US coast and the Caribbean where ships were still sailing alone.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Work of the Public Relations Officer, CMHQ

Type: Document

This report deals with the functions of the public relations office that was in operation at Canadian Military Headquarters (CMHQ) at the time of the Second World War. The many aspects of public relations, such as responsibility for press releases and motion picture work, are discussed.

Site: National Defence