While most of the Canadian effort during World War Two went into the fight in Europe, some went into the fight against Japan, particularly navy and air assets. Defenses on the west coast were stepped up, and Canadians joined Americans in a joint operation in 1943 to assault an island in the Aleutians that had been taken by Japanese forces the year before. The Japanese had withdrawn days before the invasion.
The war at home changed a lot. Included in this area are propaganda posters.
Women moved into the work place in a big way to replace those men who had gone overseas as part of the war. They contributed immensely to the war effort, and their presence in the workforce would have a long term effect in peacetime.
This military transport truck is here.
Veterans of the First World War were called upon to serve in various capacities.
In 1942, Canadians were the spearhead of an attempted invasion of France at Dieppe. It ended in disaster, but the lessons learned would be critical ones two years later on D-Day.