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Personal Stories
Remarkable and searing experiences–stories from a worldwide conflict where soldiers and civilians had their values tested as never before, where they went beyond limits and became witnesses to events that were to transform nations and people forever.
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Letters from Karelia
2005, director: Kelly Saxberg
Canada's "Red Finns," who immigrated to the Soviet Union as...
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Letters from Karelia
2005, director: Kelly Saxberg
A young Finnish-Canadian, Aate Pitkanen, found himself...
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Through My Thick Glasses
2003, director: Pjotr Sapegin
The Norwegian resistance to Nazi occupation is commemorated...
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The Pacifist Who Went to War
2002, director: David Neufeld
WWII veterans within Canada's Mennonite communities find...
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Article by a specialist Pacifism
Thomas Socknat, a leading historian of pacifism in Canada, reflects on the experience of Canadian pacifists during the Second World War.

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Archives
(1945)
Postcard Commemorating the Liberation of the Netherlands
With symbolism and humour, the artist Jan Lavies depicted the liberation of the...
(1945)
A Postcard from a Soldier to His Parents
On the reverse of the postcard, Gunner George Matalas of the Royal Canadian Artillery...
(1944)
En Route for the Normandy Landings
Company Sergeant-Major D.D. Perkins of the 9th Canadian Infantry Brigade writing a letter...
(1944)
A Canadian Soldier Showing Snapshots from Home to a Dutch Woman
Trooper K. Kosak, of Winnipeg's The Fort Garry Horse, shows a Dutch citizen photos from...
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