Canadian Women in World War II
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The paper provides an overview of the hundreds of ways that Canadian women contributed to the war effort during the Second World War. The paper discusses the Canadian Women's Auxiliary Corps (CWAC), the Women's Division of the Royal Canadian Airforce (RCAF), the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service, the Canadian Red Cross Corps and the nurses in the armed forces. The paper portrays the variety of jobs Canadian women did during the Second World War and contends that the Allies could not have won the war without their help.
From the Paper:"When people think about the Second World War they think about the men who lost their lives in battle and the Jews and other minorities who died in the Holocaust. They think about the Germans, versus the Allies, Hitler and Churchill, and Guns, bombs and maybe even a naval battle. Rarely do thoughts of the Second World War bring to mind images of women. When people think about the Allied victory and the factors that allowed the Allies to win rarely are women remembered. Canadian women, living in a country not directly affected by the war are often forgotten. The Canadian women however did not just stay at home and wait for their men to come home. They too wanted to see an end to this war and they too helped with the war effort. There were many options available to Canadian women, and over a million women signed up to help in any way they could. These women made a significant difference not only to their own country but to other allied nations as well. The Allies could not have won the Second World War without the efforts of Canadian women."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Bowman, Phylis. We Skirted The War! Prince Rupert, B.C.: Superior Printers Ltd., 1975.
- Bruce, Jean. Back The Attack: Canadian Women During the Second World War at Home and abroad. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1985.
- Buch, Mary Hawkins. Props on Her Sleeve: The Wartime Letters of a Canadian Airwomen. Toronto: Dundurn P., 1997.
- Carter, Doris V. Never Leave Your Head Uncovered: A Canadian Nursing Sister In World War Two. Watertown, Ontario: Potlatch P. Ltd., 1999.
- Day, Francis Martin, Phyllis Spence and Barbara Ladoucer eds. Women Overseas: Memoirs of the Canadian Red Cross Corps (Overseas Detachment).Vancouver: Ronsdale P., 1998.
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