"Where does your money go?"
The federal government used every tactic to convince Canadians to help finance the Second World War domestically - including mobilizing cartoon figures by Walt Disney.
Preparing for aerial attack
The response to an air raid on Thorold, Ontario, was planned with military precision, but the plans never had to be put into action.
"I is for Incendiary"
Poetry was put to many uses during the Second World War - including recruiting volunteers to be Air Raid Wardens.
Enforcing the blackout
Although the danger of an air raid on Canada seemed slight, the Defence of Canada Regulations gave the authorities special powers to enforce a blackout during air raid drills.
Air raid on Toronto !
Filled out as part of a 1942 air raid drill, these reports revealed that imaginary bombs had been dropped at Castlewood and Roselawn, Glengrove and Duplex, and Roehampton and Banff - and that 534 Roselawn Avenue was on fire.
On Leave in London
The soldier on leave could find much to do in London, and the YMCA was there to provide information and assistance with accommodations, meals, and entertainment.
The British Empire comes to Britain
During the Second World War, hundreds of thousands of men and women came to Britain from all parts of the British Empire, necessitating a massive volunteer effort to ensure that they were well taken care of while on leave and had as little opportunity as possible for getting into trouble.
Another Victory Loan
To prepare people to support the last Victory Loan, organizers in Nova Scotia outlined how their previous investments had been spent.
A home away from home in Scotland
The Scottish Rest Home for Serviceman, which this Toronto soldier visited in 1942, was opened by the Rotary Club of Edinburgh in June 1940; two years later, over 30,000 servicemen had already stayed there.
Speed the victory!
This postcard was sent to a soldier, likely by his former co-workers in Wallaceburg, Ontario, to celebrate their success in the 1943 Victory Bond campaign.