World War II
Respected diplomat and future prime minister Lester Pearson sees the future of peace in the power of collective action in the international arena.
The head of the National Film Board sees in the postwar era the opportunity for Canada to expand its cultural industries, particularly film.
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.
A survey of developments in science, medicine, and technology as they might influence Canada's postwar prospects.
A geography professor argues that the key to Canada's postwar prosperity lies to the north.
Noted historian Arthur Lower surveys the postwar prospects for Canadian economic engagement with the Pacific region.
Mixing images from two wars, Bernie's Christmas card featured spiked German field guns from the First World War and the V for Victory Morse code sign from the Second World War.
The patriotic cover art provided an introduction to a parable, originally published in 1938, on the value of thrift in an emergency.
Booklets such as this one were distributed widely, to allay the fears of people in uniform that they might be left destitute when the war was won.
These cards were distributed in packages of Toasted Prairie Nuts, Toasted Rice Nuts, and Bracer cereal.
These cards were distributed during the Second World War in packages of Golden Saratoga potato chips.
This brief summary of the tactical use of air power was published just months before the Normandy invasion, when Allied mastery of the skies would be a critical factor in victory.
"Within your heart there lives an heroic spirit," begins this pamphlet which shows how those who cannot fight should buy Victory Bonds.
This booklet provided two first-hand accounts of Canada's participation in the campaign in Italy, beginning with the Sicily landings in July 1943
Distributed to Canadian serviceman and servicewomen during the Second World War, this song book contained a mixture of patriotic anthems, romantic ballads, hymns, and humorous songs.
The prospect for employment after the Second World War was the subject of this survey co-authored by Leonard Marsh, author of the Marsh Report that laid the groundwork for Canada's social welfare state.
This booklet was intended to provide information and spark debate about the changing place of women in society as a result of the Second World War.
This survey of Canada's iron and steel industry begins with a military truism: "Fighting men appreciate steel. We have both dished it out and dodged it."
A discussion of how to make the most of Canada's forest resources, both during and after the Second World War.