Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence


Title Proper Department of National Defence
Date(s) of material from this resource digitized 1938-1944
General material designation
From this series, LOI has digitized a textual records or images.
Scope and content
This series contains one sub-series regarding reports from the Department of National Defence discussing the forced uprooting of Japanese Canadians and Japanese nationals during World War II. The files refers to many departments involved in dispossession and forced uproot including the BC Security Commission and the Special Committee on Orientals in BC.
Name of creator
BC Archives collected this archive.
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.



Department of National Defence
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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.