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Women and the Second World War/Les femmes et la Seconde Guerre mondiale

1939-1945

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, August 26, 2019
1. Women and the Second World War Marker
Inscription.   Women in Canada and Newfoundland significantly contributed to Allied victory. Whereas women were military nurses during the First World War, more than 50,000 were now serving in uniform as non-combatants in all three armed services during the Second World War. On the home front, brave "Housoldiers” kept their families healthy despite the wartime pressures of strict rationing and loved ones fighting on the front lines. More than one million industrious women also filled the work gap in traditionally male-dominated jobs.

Les femmes au Canada et à Terre-Neuve ont grandement contribué à la victoire des Alliés. Alors que les femmes étaient infirmières pendant la Première Guerre mondiale, plus de 50 000 d'entre elles ont servi en uniforme en tant que non-combattantes dans les trois forces armées pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Sur le front intérieur, de braves ménagères ont gardé leurs familles en bonne santé malgré les contraintes de rationnement et l'absence de leurs proches combattants au front. Plus d'un million de femmes entreprenantes ont également comblé des emplois traditionnellement réservés
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aux hommes.
 
Erected by Parks Canada.
 
Location. 44° 38.848′ N, 63° 34.725′ W. Marker is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Regional Municipality. Marker is near the entry gate to Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5425 Sackville Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Y3, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. D-Day/Jour J (here, next to this marker); Halifax Citadel / La Citadelle d’Halifax (a few steps from this marker); The View from the Citadel / Le panorama vu de la citadelle (within shouting distance of this marker); "Old" Dalhousie and the Grand Parade (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Grand Parade (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); St. Paul’s Church / Église St. Pauls (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Explosion Clock (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Halifax City Hall / Hôtel de ville d'Halifax (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Halifax.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 18 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on September 17, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
 
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