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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

Gold Rush Prompts Border Survey

Type: Document

The Fraser River gold rush, starting in 1857, brought changes to the Pacific coast. The flood of American prospectors prompted the British government to take over the region from the Hudson's Bay Company. Royal Engineers were sent to survey the region, especially the border.

Site: National Defence

La Vérendrye's Sons Continue the Search

Type: Document

Louis-Joseph and François La Vérendrye ventured even farther than their father, reaching as far south as Nebraska and as far west as Wyoming. They were the first Europeans to record seeing the Rocky Mountains in 1743.

Site: National Defence

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

The Fenians

Type: Document

The end of the American Civil War in 1865 brought a new military problem. There were 10,000 Irish-American veterans who belonged to the Fenians, a well-armed Irish secret society that wanted revenge against Britain. The Fenians planned to invade Canada.

Site: National Defence