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The War as seen by Norman McLaren
Canada Remembers - Part Two - The Liberators
June to December, 1944. After years of dedication and sacrifice, an Allied victory seems tantalizingly close. The Liberators
accompanies Canadian soldiers from their D-Day landings on the shores of Normandy, up along the coast of northern France and into Belgium and Holland. The film also visits the homefront in Canada, where the war effort was transforming the country into a formidable industrial nation--the fourth largest producer of armaments among the Allied countries. In achieving this, women played a leading role, with almost one million in the work force by 1944. The Second World War changed the way Canadian women saw themselves and, indeed, the way the country as a whole saw itself--a young nation that had now become much more mature and self-confident. Interspersed with archival footage are the vivid memories of men and women who recall life during the war years. Part two of the series.
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Article by a specialist
Canada’s War, 1939-1945
World War II brought much personal tragedy to Canadians, but it also made its people well-off.
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Canadian Soldiers Display a German Flag
Lieut. Ken Bell, photographie, Xanten (Allemagne), 9 mars 1945