WW2 Women of Canada in the 1940s

Color Photos of Canadian Women during WW2 –

Marking the release of our 1940s WW2 Women Memorabilia packs, here are some extraordinary color photographs depicting WW2 Women of Canada. which come courtesy of the Library and Archives Canada.

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1940s-WW2-Women-of-Canada-WRCNS-summer-uniform-1943

As in Britain, the role of women in Canada changed dramatically during WW2. Like their British counterparts, Canadian women pitched right in, both on the home front and in the forces abroad.
Women took over mens jobs, and as elsewhere, proved they could often do it better. Women worked side by side with men in factories, on farms and in the airfields.

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1940s-WW2-Women-of-Canada-WRCNS-KITTY-KINCAID-1944

As part of the British Commonwealth, Canadian women were serving in the forces from the outbreak of war between Britain and Nazi Germany. Here we see images of the CWAC: Canadian Womens Army Corp and the WRCNS : Womens Royal Canadian Naval Services.

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1940s-WW2-Women-of-Canada-cwac-anne-mcdonald-1943

During the early 1940s, the employment figures for women in Canada jumped from 600,000 to over 1,200000. Specializing often in fine precision work, they were particularly required in munitions factories.

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Two-WRCNS-girls-in-Trafalgar-Sq-London-1942

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1940s-WW2-Women-of-Canada-cwac-karen-hermiston-1943

1940s-WW2-Women-of-Canada--WRCN-chorister-1945

1940s-WW2-Women-of-Canada–WRCN-chorister-1945

1940s-WW2-Women-of-Canada-cwacs-in-washington

1940s-WW2-Women-of-Canada-cwacs-in-washington

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1940s-WW2-Women-of-Canada–cwac-1943

Women kept the Home Fires Burning

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Because of wartime shortages, women worked tirelessly in charitable causes, knitting sweaters, socks and mittens to be sent overseas. As in Britain, Canadian women became adept at the make do and mend philosophy. Recycling was the order of the day. Women even made their own wedding dresses.

That’s all !
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