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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

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

"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

Female Van Doo Draws Attention in Sarajevo

Type: Sound

Report on Captain Angela Mondeux, an officer of the Royal 22nd Regiment deployed to the former Yugoslavia. The news clip relates some other countries' reactions to a female in uniform.

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

Women of the Second World War: Caring for sailors in Halifax

Type: Sound

In this 1975 radio broadcast, women recall working in the YMCA canteen in Halifax during the Second World War, feeding the sailors and listening to their sometimes horrific stories.

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