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Anti-conscription demonstration staged by Université de Montréal students, Champ de Mars, 23 March 1939, LAC PA-107910




Royal Tour. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth talking with Rt. Hon. W.L. Mackenzie King on the terrace of the Banff Springs Hotel, 1939. Le roi George VI et la reine Elizabeth parlant au très honorable W.L. Mackenzie King sur la terrace de l'hôtel de Banff. LAC, PA-802278




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"I would ask, did the last war settle anything? I venture to say that it settled nothing; and the next war into which we are asked to enter, however big and bloody it may be, is not going to settle anything either."
                                                              J. S. Woodsworth, 8 September 1939




































1940, LAC Amicus 22016863














 

 


"In Canada, there are 2.6 persons per square mile; in other countries perhaps 16, 18, 20 or 26 persons. Well, no matter how stupidly one managed one's affairs in such a country, a decent living would still be possible."
                                                                                    Adolf Hitler, speech, 1940
 



 

 










 
 

 

 

Pilots of No.87 Squadron, R.A.F. running to their Hawker 'Hurricane' aircraft. LAC Canada. Dept. of National Defence PA-037482, ca.1940



"He [Churchill] recognized that Ogdensburg represented Canada's ultimate transfer from one empire to another."
                                                                Desmond Morton, 18 August 1940








 



Public Library New Westminister, 1 October 1940





























The Federationist, Vancouver, 30 January 1941


































































A Royal Canadian Volunteer Reserve talking to a Japanese Canadian family during
the intermit of fishing boats, BC, 10 December 1941, Canadian Dept. of Defence,
LAC, PA-134096
























1942-45 You Never Know Who's Listening Careless Talk Helps the Enemy. LAC, Acc. No. R1300-305, Kerr 1942-1945 copyright Gold Seal Salmon
















































The Leader-Post, Regina March 1942




Japanese intermit, photo Tak Toyota/LAC/C-046350







"It is the government's plan to get these people out of B.C. as fast as possible. Every single man, woman and child will be removed from the defence area of the province and it is my personal intention, as long as I remain in public life, to see they never come back here."
                           Ian Mackenzie, Min. of National Defence, The Province, 4 April 1942








Relocation of Japanese-Canadians to camps in the interior of British Columbia. LAC C-046355, 1942












1942 04 01 Convoy in Bedford Basin. LAC, Canada. Dept. of National Defence / PA-112993




1942-45 David Suzuki and his two sisters in an internment camp. David Suzuki et ses deux soeurs dans un camp d'internement. LAC, 1976-087, PA-187835























































No Strong Desire Found in People for Separate Canadian Air Force
Poll finds sharp difference in Quebec Opinion


"Do you think Canadian airmen should fight as a separate Canadian airforce, or should they continue to fight as part of the R.A.F. as at present?"

                                                Quebec             Rest of Canada

Separate air force . . . . . . . . .         60%                    21%

Part of R. A. F . . . . . . . . . . . . .      20%                    62%

No Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       20%                    17%

The Gallop Poll of Canada, 27 June 1942











"The Canadian Army overseas is a dagger pointed at the heart of Berlin."
                                    Gen. A. G. L. McNaughton, speech  in England, 1942

"It will be a tragic humiliation if American troops get into action on this side of the Atlantic, before Canadians, who have been waiting in England for three years."
                                                                                           General Henry Crerar
























Bibliothèque National du Québec








Newsweek, 17 August 1942
































LAC, C-014160



























"A bad plan [that] had no chance of success . . . only a foolhardy commander launches a frontal attack with untried troops, unsupported, in daylight against veterans . . . dug in and prepared behind concrete, wired and mined approaches – an enemy with every psychological advantage."
                                                                                                        Lord Lovat



"The Battle of Normandy was won on the beaches of Dieppe."
                                                                 Lord Mountbatten
































Women loggers smoking cigarettes on a break 1943 Richard Wright NFB of Canada e000761561








View of an outdoor billboard for the Canadian Women's Army Corps: "The Spirit of Canada's Women". LAC, e002282954




United :  the United Nations fight for freedom. Acc. No. 1981-32-23 Source: Harry Mayerovitch, Montréal, Québec., Leslie Ragan, 1943








































































1944 00 00 LAC Acc. no. R1300-38




Royal City Chilliwack




























The Windsor Daily Star, 1944








9th Canadian Infantry Brigade landing on D Day, Gilbert Alexander Milne/Canada. Dept. of National Defence/LAC, PA-137013




Wounded awaiting evacuation, 6 June 1944, Lieut. Frank L. Duberville/Canadian Dept. of National Defence/LAC/PA-133971








1944 Des infirmières militaires de l'Hôpital général canadien no 10, Corps de santé royal canadien. Nursing sisters of No. 10 Canadian General Hospital, R.C.A.M.C. LAC, PA-108174,  23 July 1944




His Majesty King George VI inspecting the 2nd Medium Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery (R.C.A.), Italy, July 1944. Sa Majesté le roi George VI inspectant le 2e Régiment d'artillerie moyenne, ARC. LAC, Capt. Alexander M. Stirton / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / PA-128090




















"I had as comrades in my section, men whose names were: Cameron, Kimora, English, Gleidenstein, de Chapin, O'Shaughnessy. We didn't fall out as Irish Canadians, French Canadians, Dutch Canadians, Japanese Canadians. We wore the same uniform, with the same maple leaf badge."
26 October 1944
























The Battle of Europe :  The world in Action presents a National Film Board Production. LAC Acc. No. 1981-32-7 Source: Harry Mayerovitch, Montréal, Québec, Harry Mayerovitch, 1944-45




Target for '45 : propaganda war poster. LAC Acc. No. 1981-32-9R Source: Harry Mayerovitch, Montréal, Québec, Harry Mayerobitch, 1945












Internment camp for Japanese – Canadians, June 1945, NFB, LAC PA-142853




























Dutch Civilians and Canadian Army Troops celebrating the liberation in Holland,
7 May 1945, LAC PA-134377




LAC, PA-114617




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Five Chinese-Canadian soldiers who served with the South East Asia Command (SEAC) as guerilla fighters an are awaiting repatriation to Canada, No.1 Repatriation Depot (Canadian Army Miscellaneous Units), Tweedsmuir Camp, Thursley, England, 22 November 1945. Cinq soldats canadien-chinois qui ont servi sous le Commandement d'Asie sud-est (SEAC) comme combattants guérillero et qui attendent leur rapatriement au Canada au dépot de rapatriation no.1 (Unités diverses de l'Armée canadienne), camp Tweedsmuir, Thursley, Angleterre, 22 novembre 1945. LAC PA-211879, Department of National Defence, Karen M. Hermiston, 22 November 1945








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