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Black and white diagrams of a long ship. The bottom of the diagram reads "Habbakuk."

Made in Canada — The Habbakuk

During the Second World War, a scientist in Britain had the idea of building huge ships out of ice and sawdust. Watch now

Black and white photo of tanks rolling through a downtown street.

If Day

A simulated invasion in Winnipeg during the Second World War gave Canadians a first-hand look at what things could be like if Canada was invaded. Read more

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The War to End All War

It has been more than a century since the end of the First World War. The conflict continues to affect us — even if we don’t fully realize it. Delve into our collection of articles, audio, images and video about the Great War from the past ten years. Read more

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Mills of the Gods

In 1965, a Canadian woman’s groundbreaking documentary was among the first to reveal the horrifying reality of the Vietnam War. Watch now

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War of 1812 Video Field Guide

From the Battle of Queenston Heights to the burning of Washington to the little-known role of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, this 12-part series of videos hosted by Tim Compeau brings to life the major events of the conflict. Watch now

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Flying and Spying

Chinese-Canadian Kam Len “Doug” Sam serves in the air force in the Second World War. Shot down in France, he gathers critical information as a spy for the Allies. Watch now

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Please note: Some items featured in our newsletters and social media will include links to the Canada’s History Archive. The Beaver magazine was founded, and for decades was published, during eras shaped by colonialism. Concepts such as racial, cultural, or gender equality were rarely, if ever, considered by the magazine or its contributors. In earlier issues, readers will find comments and terms now considered derogatory. Canada’s History Society cautions readers to explore the archive using historical thinking concepts — not only analyzing the content but asking questions of who shaped the content and why.
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