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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

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

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

British Forces Assemble - Plains of Abraham - Battle for a Continent

Type: Document

British forces assemble in an abandoned farmer's field, the Plains of Abraham, on top of a steep hill in Quebec. General Wolfe sets up two lines of soldiers, many of them Highlanders, each loading two musketballs, to maximize their firepower. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Veteran Recalls the Battle of Kap'yong - Canada and the Korean War

Type: Film and Video

Korean war veteran Don Hibbs recalls the Princess Patricias' heroic stand at the Battle of Kap'yong.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

French Retreat - Plains of Abraham - Battle for a Continent

Type: Document

Just 15 minutes after the battle on the Plains of Abraham had begun, the French line had crumbled. Even though the French vastly outnumbered the British, the Governor, the Marquis de Vaudreuil, decided they would not fight again the next day. Uncoordinated French troops start shooting at their enemy on the Plains of Abraham. They are quickly defeated, and retreat within 15 minutes, after the British fire across a line a mile wide, with the power of double-loaded muskets, followed by a full British bayonet advance. The battle lasted no more than 15 minutes. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Royal 22nd Regiment Prepares for Oka

Type: Film and Video

Royal 22nd Regiment prepares to help resolve dispute with Mohawks at Oka, Quebec.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Soldier's Story - Horror on the Battlefield - First World War

Type: Document

A young man from the Gaspé peninsula witnesses the atrocities of battle in World War I. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

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

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