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Cold War: Nuclear Relocation Satire

Type: Sound

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

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Cold War: 'Nuclear Warfare can be Fun'

Type: Sound

Humourist Max Ferguson satirizes nuclear civil defence and suggests funny ideas for coping with the nuclear threat.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Lieutenant Gitz Rice - Singer, Entertainer, Songwriter, Pianist (1891 - 1947) - WW1 Era Musicians

Type: DocumentSoundImage

Rice's musical career began as part of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Comedy Company on the battlefields of World War 1. His became the musical voice of our soldiers overseas with such popular recordings as "Dear Old Pal of Mine." Rice was on active duty in Ypres, Belgium when he composed the theme of this song. Includes samples of his songs.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Dumbells - Biography - WW1 Era Musicians

Type: Document

This talented group of Canadian soldiers entertained the troops in the trenches from 1917 to 1918, and went on to enjoy national and international success as a highly popular vaudeville act until 1932.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Music Scene in Quebec, 1915-1920

Type: DocumentImage

A brief history of various forms of musical entertainment in Quebec, particularly in Montreal. Explores various styles of music, such as classical, religious, folk, and variety shows. The outbreak of the First World War and the prosperity it brought on the home front made sound recordings more accessible to the average Canadian.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Cold War: Three Little Fallout Shelters

Type: Sound

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

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation