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Pride and Sacrifice
Thousands of Canadians showed pride and courage, some enduring deplorable conditions in POW camps and others sometimes fighting hopeless battles. Many paid the ultimate price with their lives.
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Savage Christmas: Hong Kong 1941
1991, director: Brian McKenna
Around 2000 Canadians were sent to the UK colony of Hong...
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Savage Christmas: Hong Kong 1941
1991, director: Brian McKenna
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A War Story
1981, director: Anne Wheeler
When Singapore fell to Japan in February 1942, Churchill...
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Bravery in the Field
1979, director: Giles Walker
Canadian transport squadrons took part in WWII airlifts over...
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Article by a specialist For the hope of a better world
We need to understand and commemorate the achievements of our war veterans emphasizing the profound moral purpose that motivated Canadians in the two world wars.

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Archives
(1944)
A Wounded Sergeant Is Assisted by Two Fellow Soldiers
Sergeant W.G. Grant, who has broken his leg, receives assistance from Captain Colin...
(1943)
Sergeant George A. Game Operating His Camera Near San Leonardo di Ortona
Armed with their cameras, the members of the Canadian Film and Photo Unit, which filmed...
(1941)
Speech by American President Franklin D. Roosevelt: Declaration of War Against Japan
On December 8, 1941, the day after the Japanese air force attacked the naval base at Pearl...
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