Department of National Defence, 1939-41

Department of National Defence, 1939-41


Title Proper F0 GR1222 BOX 099 FILE 01
Date(s) of material from this resource digitized 1939
General material designation
From this file, LOI has digitized a textual records or images.
Scope and content
One set of letters on the enlistment of Japanese Canadians. Also includes correspondence on the following: Recruitment; Departmental issues (route marches; Personal enquiries (dependent’s allowance); BC Women’s Service Corps; Mechanized construction corps; Prince Rupert garrison; Air training sites (Shawnigan, Hatley Park); Squamish airport; Naval uniforms & Chinese tailors; Military enlistment of BC police force; BC police commissioner; RAF volunteering/female employment; Remembrance Day ceremonies; Canadian-Caledonian tartan; CEF soldiers (numbers enlisted/returned); House of Commons Orders of the Day.
Name of creator
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.
This record was digitized selectively.



Department of National Defence, 1939-41
Publication Information: See Terms of Use for publication and licensing information.


Readers of these historical materials will encounter derogatory references to Japanese Canadians and euphemisms used to obscure the intent and impacts of the internment and dispossession. While these are important realities of the history, the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective urges users to carefully consider their own terminological choices in writing and speaking about this topic today as we confront past injustice. See our statement on terminology, and related sources here.