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Chapter 4 - Between the Wars 1919-1939

Type: Document

During the inter-war years of 1919-1939 the Canadian military experienced large-scale reorganization which included major diversification and expansion of communications capabilities. In many cases these capabilities would grow to serve civilian as well as military needs and would put the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals in the unique position of being the only branch of the Armed Forces that continued to expand during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Site: National Defence

Chapter 3 - World War One 1914-1918 - Communications and Electronics Branch

Type: Document

The First World War stimulated a burst of striking new technologies including advances in battlefield communication. This resource describes the successes and failures of this technology and how the organization of forces changed to enable their use.

Site: National Defence

In Malaya and Burma - Canadian Secret Agents in the Second World War

Type: Document

An account of S.O.E. operations in Malaya and Burma in 1945. Featured are the stories of Canadians who were among the Force 136 agents.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Nuclear Age and the Cold War - National Security and Defence

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

Listing of films from the National Film Board. The evolution of nuclear fear in Canada is documented in this collection. Beginning with rumours of communist spies, continuing with fear of nuclear attack, and finally today with testing of nuclear weapons in our northern provinces by the United States.

Site: National Film Board of Canada

Intelligence and Security Operations - National Security and Defence

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

Listing of films from the National Film Board. Canada's national security operations are documented in this collection of films. Training of qualified personnel to deal with these operations and the affect such actions had on the Canadian public are also detailed.

Site: National Film Board of Canada

M.I.9 - Partners in Evasion - Operations in France - Canadian Secret Agents in the Second World War

Type: Document

A look at the careers of two French Canadian secret agents, Lucien Dumais and Raymond LaBrosse, and their adventures in occupied France helping Allied airmen escape.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Dedication - Uncommon Courage - Canadian Secret Agents in the Second World War

Type: Document

Dedication to the booklet "Uncommon Courage: Canadian Secret Agents in the Second World War" has a brief introduction followed by a listing of names.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

S.O.E. - Canadian Heroes in Action - Operations in France - Canadian Secret Agents in the Second World War

Type: Document

Of an estimated 1,800 Special Operations Executive (S.O.E.) agents sent into occupied France between 1941 and 1945, only 25 men were Canadians. This site takes a look at some of these courageous men and their daring exploits.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

S.O.E. in Yugoslavia and the Balkans - Canadian Secret Agents in the Second World War

Type: Document

When Yugoslavia was invaded by the Germans in April 1941, many Canadians who were born in Yugoslavia, or whose parents were born there, volunteered to go in as secret agents to assist in the country's liberation from the Nazis. To find people of Yugoslav background who spoke Serbo-Croatian, S.O.E. actively recruited among Yugoslav emigrants in Canada. This website talks about some of these courageous men.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Campaign in North-West Europe - Information from German Sources - Part I - German Defence Preparations in the West

Type: Document

This report is an analysis of the events that led up to the successful Normandy Invasion. Much of the information in the report comes from original German sources.

Site: National Defence