Canadian History XI. Start of WWII, why Canada entered the war? Contributions. Start of WWII. Because of widespread unrest, the period between WWI and WWII has often been called the “long armistice”. Blitzkrieg. German new method of fighting was the blitzkrieg (lightning war).
Canadian History XI
Start of WWII, why Canada entered the war? Contributions
Women were increasingly occupying more and more jobs that were traditionally done by men.
Jobs that women occupied:
In the home
In the field (maintaining crop and livestock)
Women worked long hours and could earn as much as 40 shillings (£2.00) a week.
Good wage in the 1940s
Less than male wages for the same job.
Canadian Battalions were no longer segregated during WWII.
Natives had to get permission of the Dept. of Indian Affairs, as they were not citizens.
They had to give up their status as registered Indians
Wartime Information Board (WIB), undertook an extensive propaganda campaign "to dampen cynicism" to gain support.
Posters were an essential element in this program, because they were relatively inexpensive to produce; they could be created, printed and distributed quickly ; and they had sustained exposure.