World War II
This guidebook to London describes everything that London has to offer to allied visitors, even in the middle of the war, from museums, to underground railways, to theatres.
Gasoline use in Canada was limited during the war through the use of ration coupon books like this one.
This pamphlet instructs field engineers on constructing protective works including mortar emplacements, weapon slits, and shelter for troops.
This pamphlet provides instructions for constructing obstacles in the field, to defend against enemy tanks and infantry.
This booklet describes the governmental services available to soldiers once they return home, including training programs, social services, and tips on how to find employment.
The Navy League of Canada released this booklet to schools to educate children about the valiant deeds of Canada's Navy.
This booklet describes the services offered by the Canadian Red Cross in the past, during the war, and in the peacetime to come.
The Canadian Medical Association released this booklet of nutritional information, cooking instructions, and shopping tips to teach housewives the proper kind and amount of food to buy, to keep the entire family strong and healthy during wartime.
This collection of recipes was released by the Navy League Chapter of the I.O.E.D. to raise money towards war work. Find out what women on the homefront cooked for their families.
The Prince Edward Island Department of Education released this book to its schools to describe Canadian democracy and the operation of the government of Canada.
Though not directly related to the Second World War, this official souvenir programme for the coronation of George VI is a fascinating and detailed examination of this event, celebrated throughout the British Commonwealth. George VI would reign as sovereign of the United Kingdom, and also as King of Canada, throughout the Second World War. He died in 1952. (Note: this is a large file and may take a moment to download.)
This pamphlet describes the qualifications for holding officer ranks up to Lt. Col. in the Canadian Army.
This booklet describes the contributions of Canada's Merchant Seamen to Canada's war effort, and describes the compensation they received from the government for their service.
This pamphlet instructs soldiers on the various war gases they may encounter, how to recognize them, and how to protect yourself against them.
This book, part of a series of training pamphlets that replaced the 1942 Physical Training series, describes the basics of boxing and wrestling and their military uses.
This booklet has instructions for speakers from the Canadian Red Cross Society, to help them meet their $5,000,000 goal in the 1940 national campaign. It includes information about how the Red Cross will use your donations, and sample speeches used encourage people to donate.
This collection of drawings by Robert W. Chambers was published by The Halifax Mail to permanently show life in Halifax during wartime.
The UK War Office produced and issued a series of short training manuals used by both the British and Canadian armies. Collectively, these manuals established the doctrine, or tactical procedures, for both armies throughout the war. This 1943 manual concerns the operation of the anti-tank platoon.
Ever wonder how to fight an armed Nazi with your bare hands? Look no further. Mixed Martial Arts, 1940s style!