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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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The Pacifist Who Went to War
2002, director: David Neufeld
Over 10,000 Canadians were conscientious objectors during...
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The Pacifist Who Went to War
2002, director: David Neufeld
Veterans returning to Mennonite communities after WWII often...
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A War Story
1981, director: Anne Wheeler
About 140,000 Allied soldiers became Japanese prisoners of...
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A War Story
1981, director: Anne Wheeler
Over 30,000 Allied soldiers died in Japanese prisoner-of-war...
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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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