Canadian Women’s Army Corps

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Issue Date
2018-02-03
Authors
Geoff Bird
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Canada
World War, 1939-1945
Abstract
During the Second World War, the Canadian government recognized that allowing women to serve in the military, in non-combat roles, would free men to fight overseas. The Canadian Army created the Canadian Women’s Army Corps (CWAC) in 1941. Thousands of women joined. Most worked in Canada, but some served overseas.
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This 16-part series features stories from sites of memory in Canada related to the Second 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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