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Shoulder to shoulder. Canadian Women's Army Corps
Shragge, recruiting poster, 1939-1945

As well as working in industry and agriculture, women were also encouraged to join the women's wing of the Canadian army, the Canadian Women's Army Corps, where they performed such unconventional functions as maintaining and driving military vehicles and signalling.

Canadian War Museum / 19880069-860



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Mrs. A. Mackay Operating a Riveting Gun at Pictou Shipyards Ltd
1943
Thousands of women took part in the war effort in response...
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Firefighting Exercise
1943
Members of the Canadian Women's Army Corps (C.W.A.C) take...
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Women Manufacturing Cartridges
1942
During the Second World War, vast numbers of women entered...
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Production de chapeaux militaires à la Hamilton Cap Company
1942
Another essential sector of the war industry where women...
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