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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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Attack on All Fronts
1943
This remarkable 1943 poster uses dynamic composition and a...
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Corvette Port Arthur
1943, director: Joris Ivens
The film Corvette Port Arthur, a tribute to the Royal...
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Labour Front
1943
This is the poster for the film The Labour Front. Its...
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Tomorrow's World
1943
In a clean, modern style, Harry Mayerovitch, who worked...
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War Birds
1943
A typical poster by the designer Harry Mayerovitch,...
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Wings on Her Shoulder
1943, director: Jane Marsh
The film Wings on Her Shoulder was directed by Jane Marsh...
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Mrs. A. Mackay Operating a Riveting Gun at Pictou Shipyards Ltd
Photographer unknown, photograph, Pictou, Nova Scotia, January 1943

Thousands of women took part in the war effort in response to increased production and the growing demand for workers. They learned skills that allowed them to work outside the home for the first time in their lives.

National Film Board of Canada. Photothèque / Library and Archives Canada / PA-112891