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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Press Kit

Type: DocumentImage

A list prepared for media release upon the transfer of the Unknown Soldier from France to Canada. It is made up of speeches given in both countries, news releases, media advisories, and printable images.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Further Material on British Plans for Preparation of Official Histories - Present State of Canadian Army Historical Activities Overseas

Type: Document

Information dealing particularly with plans for a co-ordinated history of the British Medical Services and with historical activities carried on at Combined Operations Headquarters. Some comments are offered on the state of the Canadian Army's historical programme at the time of this report.

Site: National Defence

Military Communications - Media and Communication

Type: DocumentAnimationFilm and Video

Listing of films from the National Film Board. Many aspects of radio broadcasting and the military are explored in this series of films. The subject matter covers everything from the principles of radio wave transmission to accounts of broadcasters and journalists who relay the war news back to Canada.

Site: National Film Board of Canada

Cold War: Nuclear Relocation Satire

Type: Sound

Eric Nicol satirizes government nuclear civil defence plans in this 1958 radio skit.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

1939-1945 - A Soldier's War

Type: DocumentSound

From 1939 to 1945 Canadian soldiers, sailors and air force personnel lived and died in lands far from home. CBC Radio was one of the few links friends and family in Canada had to their loved ones abroad. Through reports from the front, dramatizations and direct greetings from soldiers, CBC revealed what life on the battlefront was like.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Through a Lens: Dieppe in Photography and Film

Type: Document

The Dieppe online exhibit explores the raid on Dieppe through photographs and films selected from the holdings of the National Archives of Canada. Includes and proposes classroom activities based on these archival sources.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Comrades in Arms: Second World War Canadian soldiers, sailors and airmen

Type: Sound

The CBC program "Comrades in Arms", which debuted in 1942 and continued till the war's end, dramatizes the life of soldiers in the Army, Navy and Air Force. This 1943 episode features the exploits of the RCAF Wolverine Squadron as they search out and destroy German U-boats in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Youth Page

Type: DocumentInteractive Resource

Free online games and fun activities for kids, teens and students on Canadian Military History

Site: Canadian War Museum

Cold War: Three Little Fallout Shelters

Type: Sound

Max Ferguson leads CBC satirical skit about nuclear war and fallout shelters.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

From Colony to Country - South African War - Introduction

Type: Document

Table of Contents for resources about Canada's participation in the South African War, sometimes referred to as the Boer War. This resource is part of "From Colony to Colony: A Reader's Guide to Canadian Military History."

Site: Library and Archives Canada