After Victory and into the Cold War

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75 years since the end of the Second World War
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Boy reaches for his father's hand as he marches in a line of soldiers.

On All Fronts

From the home front to the front lines, Canadians everywhere did their bit to help the Allies win the Second World War. Read more

Explore VE Day with Defining Moments Canada
Playing card with plane diagram.

All Hands on Decks

Playing cards helped Second World War flight crews to recognize airborne friends from foes. Read more

After Victory: The Legacy of the Necessary War

The Second World War led to fundamental changes to Canada, ushering in a new country forged by a generation’s service and sacrifice. Read more

Dawn Martens: 2020 Finalist for Governor General’s Award

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Dawn Martens led students in studying and performing Hans Krása’s opera BrundibarListen now

Svetlana and Evy Gouzenko, both at the age of 24.

Gouzenko Deciphered

Warm memories of a Cold War family with Evy Wilson, the daughter of Igor and Svetlana Gouzenko. In this interview she discusses her parents’ histories, courage, and impact on the 75th anniversary of their defection and escape. Listen now

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