Women & Wartime: Defending North Vancouver, 1939-1945

Photo: North Vancouver Museum & Archives, NVMA 861

Women & Wartime: Defending North Vancouver, 1939-1945

MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver, North Vancouver, BC - nvma.ca/virtual-exhibits

by Robin Laurence

Through archival photographs and historical documents, this online exhibition traces the important roles women played in North Vancouver during World War II. Whether enlisted in the armed forces or working in shipyards and factories, women made a huge contribution to the war e ort. However, because of the internment of Japanese Canadians from 1942 to 1949 and the confiscation of their property, also documented here, the show is as much about the shameful wartime treatment of some community members as it is about the empowerment of others.

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