History Browser

Search Results

Subject > Armed Forces > Naval Forces and Merchant Navy

Resource Type > Sound

"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

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