World War II

Looking Ahead: Canadian Hurdles

The Wartime Information Board released a series of pamphlets, as a supplement to Canadian Affairs, informing Canadians about post-war reconstruction and urging discussions of "the most positive approach to some of the outstanding problems of Canada's future."

New Advance, June 1942

This left-leaning pro-Soviet magazine for youth discussed Canada's war effort.

Province of Nova Scotia, Active Service Voters Act 1945

In preparation for a provincial election, Nova Scotia released these regulations to allow men and women serving in Canada's military, navy, and air forces to vote in their home districts.

Our Next Job

The Wartime Information Board released a series of pamphlets informing Canadians about post-war reconstruction. This booklet provides information about the job prospects for all Canadians after the war, and includes questions to spur discussion among readers about post-war issues.

To Civvy Street: The Common-Sense of Re-Establishment

Canada's Re-Establishment Program offered many programs to help returning soldiers reintegrate into civilian life, through grants, vocational training, education, and help starting a new job.

Vocational Training on Civvy Street

The Canadian government provided grants, training classes, and apprenticeships to help returning soldiers get a job in civilian life. Pamphlets like this one told veterans of all of the opportunities available.

What is Democratic Socialism?

This booklet provides a general introduction to the Democratic Socialism endorsed in the nations of the British Commonwealth. It was written specifically for the Co-operative Commonwealth Youth Movement, Saskatchewan Section.

Your Journey through the Canadian Rockies: Westbound

During the war, Canada marketed itself to American tourists to try to attract American money to Canada. Come experience the rugged wilderness of Canada's Rockies, serviced by Canadian Pacific Rail, including stops at hotels, resorts, and attractions along the way!

Physical Standards and Instructions for Medical Examination

This manual instructs medical staff how to assess the health of recruits and service men, and recommends the type of military service appropriate to each physical condition.

Vote Meighen

Arthur Meighen, briefly Prime Minister during the 1920s, tried to return to office in 1942. Meighen had been chosen as leader of the opposition, but he lost the bi-election needed to get him a seat in the House of Commons. His campaign was based on a pro-conscription platform.

Soldiers' Songs

This collection of songs for soldiers includes words and accompaniment.

Imperial Oil Review, Summer 1944

Imperial Oil published this magazine periodically to inform shareholders and employees about the petroleum industry in Canada, including Imperial Oil's role in Canada's war effort.

Imperial Oil Review, Summer 1943

Imperial Oil published this magazine periodically to inform shareholders and employees about the petroleum industry in Canada, including Imperial Oil's role in Canada's war effort.

Imperial Oil Review, Summer 1940

Imperial Oil published this magazine periodically to inform shareholders and employees about the petroleum industry in Canada, including Imperial Oil's role in Canada's war effort.

Order of Divine Service for the Canadian Army

The order of service used by the Canadian Army on all occasions except regular church service.

Military Training Pamphlet No. 23 Part III: Appreciations, Orders, Intercommunications and Movements 1939

This booklet is part of a series training Canadian troops on field operations, including how to evaluate a situations, issue orders, and send messages.

Operational Feeding: The Use of Field Rations

This booklet describes the rations that Canadian soldiers can expect during operations in the field, and carefully explains why the food available will be different from the food they received at home. After all, "to ship field bakeries instead of, say, field batteries, would be weakening the Force."

Notes for Instructors in Battle First Aid

This instruction manual describes how to perform first aid with the limited resources available during battle.

Mean Scamp-f: A Humorous Pictorial Record of the War

This collection of comic strips by Harry Hall, a soldier of WWI, provides a humorous depiction of the war so far and mercilessly mocks enemy leaders.

How to See Paris

This guidebook describes the monuments, architecture, and other tourist attractions of interest to Allied soldiers in Paris, after its liberation in WWII.

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