Dominion Arsenal

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Geoff Bird
World War, 1914-1918
During the First World War, thousands of Canadian men went overseas to fight. These men left their lives and jobs behind. Many Canadian women went to work to fill the jobs left by the men. For some of these women, it was the first time they had ever worked outside the home. These Canadian women supported the war effort in many ways, including by working in factories. One of these factories was the Dominion Arsenal, where they had to fill ammunition cartridges for the battlefield.
This 11-part series features stories from sites of memory in Canada related to the First World War. Conversation kits that include discussion questions and activities for students and the public, along with web links and ideas for additional resources are available for each story and accessible online. Please note, each vignette opens with 20 seconds of silence.
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