Till Men Again Are Free

This song was released in 1941 during the Second World War as an anthem for people all across Canada to sing. This song inspired feelings of patriotism and pride for the singers, and more generally encourages national unity.

Thumbs Up Song Book

This book was published in 1942 by Marlo Music Corporation. It includes dozen of patriotic and war-themed songs such as There'll Always Be An England and God Save the King.

"For Freedom"

This song was written by Irene Hurley Copeman during the Second World War. The lyrics were intended to evoke national pride in the singers, and to remind them what was at stake - the safety and prosperity of the British Empire.

"A Fellow on a Furlough"

This song about a young man on a furlough was featured and popularized by the movie "Meet Miss Bobby Socks", a musical comedy film about a soldier returning to North America after service abroad. 

Down in our Seaford Camp

This postcard from the Seaford military camp in the United Kingdom was left blank but features a song sung by soldiers to the tune of "Back Home in Tennessee."

Canada's Rally Song

This rally song by Dora C. Kenyon was published in 1914, after the First World War had begun, in London, Ontario.

Songs for Legion Services

This song sheet was used by the Canadian Legion for their War Services following the Second World War

Songs of a Sergeant

This book of songs was written by Sergeant J. Atherton, with illustrations by Private H.S. Davis. It was published by the Office of the Franklin Press in Calgary, Alberta.

The Rose of No Man's Land

Music sheet for the popular song The Rose of No Man's Land by the well-known publishing house Leo Feist. 

"Shout! Wherever You May Be I AM A CANADIAN"

The song "Shout! Wherever You May Be I AM A CANADIAN" brought patriotism directly to the living rooms of many Canadians thanks to the Happy Gang.

The Happy Gang was one of the most well-known and successful entertainment acts of the mid 20th Century in Canada, aired by the CBC. The show featured energetic live musical performances and comedy skits, and would have included renditions of songs such as "I AM A CANADIAN."