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    • Conclusion and Credits 

      Geoff Bird (War Heritage Research Initiative, 2018-02-03)
    • Aerodrome of Democracy 

      Geoff Bird (War Heritage Research Initiative, 2018-02-03)
      130,000 pilots and other aircrew through the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) trained in Canada during the Second World War. Because of the wide-open spaces, proximity to American technology, and that it ...
    • Where the Decisions were Made 

      Geoff Bird (War Heritage Research Initiative, 2018-02-03)
      William Lyon Mackenzie King was Canada’s longest-serving Prime Minister. He led Canada for a total of twenty-one years over three terms: 1921-26, 1926-30 and 1935-48. King conducted most of his parliamentary work from his ...
    • Japanese Canadian Internment 

      Geoff Bird (War Heritage Research Initiative, 2018-02-03)
      Mary Kitagawa was seven years old when she was detained in a livestock barn at Vancouver’s Hastings Park. She remembers the stench of the buildings when she dragged her suitcase through the barn door in April, 1942. Mary ...
    • The Longest Battle 

      Geoff Bird (War Heritage Research Initiative, 2018-02-03)
      Built in 1940 as a convoy escort ship, HMCS Sackville is the last of a fleet of 123 Canadian corvettes. In 1985, the HMCS Sackville was restored to its original condition and docked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and thus made ...
    • When They Marched to War 

      Geoff Bird (War Heritage Research Initiative, 2018-02-03)
      Harry Ferguson was a Lieutenant in the 26th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force. On Saturday, June 12, 1915, Harry and his fellow soldiers marched through the city of Saint John, New Brunswick. It was their send-off ...
    • Next Steps to Win the War 

      Geoff Bird (War Heritage Research Initiative, 2018-02-03)
      In August 1943, American President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill held a weeklong conference that ultimately changed the direction of the Second World War. Together with the host, Canadian ...
    • Royal Canadian Legion 

      Geoff Bird (War Heritage Research Initiative, 2018-02-03)
      To support veterans and their families the Royal Canadian Legion was established in 1925 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as an advocacy organization. The Legion expanded its membership to include female veterans, family members of ...
    • Remembering the Holocaust 

      Geoff Bird (War Heritage Research Initiative, 2018-02-03)
      The Jewish Cemetery in Victoria, BC is the resting place for a dozen survivors of the Nazi Second World War concentration camps. In addition to the commemorative markers of the Holocaust survivors buried in the cemetery, ...
    • German Prisoners of War 

      Geoff Bird (War Heritage Research Initiative, 2018-02-03)
      In Canada, 37,000 enemy soldiers were interned across 40 Prisoner of War (PoW) Camps during the Second World War. About 440 of those prisoners stayed at the Whitewater PoW Camp, located 300 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg, ...
    • 28-29 April 1944. HMCS Haida 

      Geoff Bird (War Heritage Research Initiative, 2018-02-03)
      HMCS Haida is one of 27 tribal class ships built for the British, Canadian, and Australian navies in the 1930s and 1940s. It is the only one that survives today. The ship is now the focal point of Parks Canada’s HMCS Haida ...
    • Canadian Women’s Army Corps 

      Geoff Bird (War Heritage Research Initiative, 2018-02-03)
      During the Second World War, the Canadian government recognized that allowing women to serve in the military, in non-combat roles, would free men to fight overseas. The Canadian Army created the Canadian Women’s Army Corps ...