Thanks from the Netherlands

A Canadian soldier brought this home to Canada in 1945, a keepsake from a grateful Dutch civilian.

Peace rules the Day

This card, featuring John McCrae's poem "In Flanders Fields," was preserved by a soldier of the Royal Munster Fusiliers serving in Rangoon, Burma.

Canadian Affairs: Learning for Living

This last issue in the Canadian Affairs series describes the value of education for Canadians in the post-war world.

Peace Day in London

The signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 marked the end of the First World War, and people in many Allied countries celebrated the event by observing Peace Day in July 1919.

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Canada's man at Versailles

Sir George Foster, the subject of this caricature by an Italian artist, was one of Canada's senior delegates to the Paris Peace Conference after the First World War.

Canada and the Versailles Treaty

This speech was delivered by Prime Minister Robert Borden to the House of Commons in September 1919, discussing the Versailles Treaty that ended the First World War.

Wartime Propaganda

Writing during the interwar period, the author reflects on the perceived deception of Canadian Society by Allied propaganda during the First World War.

Are Empires Doomed?

This pamphlet reflects on Anglo-American relations as they relate to Canada and the British Empire.

Celebrating peace and victory

At the end of the First World War, the residents of London, Ontario, got together to celebrate "peace with victory."

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"Ontario - the strategic key to Canada"

In one of a series of issues on the regions of Canada, the authors argue that Ontario is well situated for future prosperity and influence but that its people "have a long way to go to achieve perfection."

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Cornerstone of a better world

A summary of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, regarded by the Allies as a key to stability and security in the postwar world.

Hope for the peace

Respected diplomat and future prime minister Lester Pearson sees the future of peace in the power of collective action in the international arena.

"Why not a Canadian Hollywood?"

The head of the National Film Board sees in the postwar era the opportunity for Canada to expand its cultural industries, particularly film.

Canada looks south

A journalist sees great potential in Canada extending economic and political relations with the nations of Central and South America after the Second World War.

Science after the war

A survey of developments in science, medicine, and technology as they might influence Canada's postwar prospects.

Prosperity in the north

A geography professor argues that the key to Canada's postwar prosperity lies to the north.

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Canada looks to the Pacific Rim

Noted historian Arthur Lower surveys the postwar prospects for Canadian economic engagement with the Pacific region.

A world at peace ...

This cover marked a return to peace, yet ironically bears the censor stamp of the War Disease Control Station, set up at Grosse Île, Quebec, to study measures that might be taken in the event of germ warfare.

The United Nations in Action

This pamphlet, published to mark United Nations Day in 1943, looked forward to a more peaceful world after the Second World War.