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Women of WWII: Caring for sailors in Halifax

Canadian women were not allowed to fight during the Second World War but they did just about everything else. Tens of thousands joined the women's divisions of the Armed Forces. Hundreds of thousands stepped into jobs in wartime industry. At home and abroad they were welders and pilots, nurses and clerks, the homemakers that kept families together, protecting the home front and the Canadian way of life. These are some of their stories.

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Women in Canada's busiest port offer comfort to suffering mariners.
Medium: Radio
Program: Between Ourselves
Broadcast Date: April 18, 1975
Photo Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada PA-107006
Narrator: Marjorie Whitelaw
Duration: 3:35

Last updated: March 15, 2013

Page consulted on April 16, 2014

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