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dc.contributor.advisorKlassen, Henry C.
dc.contributor.authorZwicker, Donna J. Alexander (Donna Joy Alexander), 1958-
dc.coverage.spatial200000425en
dc.coverage.spatial200000339en
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-21T21:21:20Z
dc.date.available2005-07-21T21:21:20Z
dc.date.issued1985
dc.identifier.citationZwicker, D. J. (1985). Alberta women and World War Two (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/23710en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0315211571en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/23533
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 135-142.en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the role of Alberta women in Canada's war effort during the Second World War. It focuses on their involvement in the Nursing Sisters, the military, the labour force and in the many local and national volllllteer organizations. Alberta women played a significant part in each of these areas of service and they proved that they could meet and often exceed government expectations of their contributions to the war effort. Canada's Nursing Sisters were readily accepted into the military at the outbreak of World War Two due to their impeccable service record in other wars. The govenunent, however, was reluctant to admit women into the three forces in any other capacity; it took nearly two years for paramilitary groups to pressure such a move. Alberta women played an important role in the enlistment in the Nursing Sisters as well as in the officers' class and general recruitment of the Canadian Women's Army Corps, the Royal Canadian Air Force, Women's Division, and in the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service. Alberta girls were also active in paid and volunteer work during the war. Some sought employment for the first time while others switched to new wartime jobs, often replacing men. Many women volunteered their time through a variety of clubs, organizations and auxiliaries providing valuable aid to the enlisted personnel, their families and to the many less fortunate individuals in the community and abroad. These women were essential to the maintenance of Canada's home front.
dc.format.extentvii, 142 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccD 810 W7 Z85 1986en
dc.subject.lcshWomen and war
dc.subject.lcshWomen and the military - Alberta
dc.subject.lcshWorld War, 1939-1945 - Women - Alberta
dc.subject.lcshWorld War, 1939-1945 - Participation, Female
dc.titleAlberta women and World War Two
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/23710
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.disciplineHistory
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccD 810 W7 Z85 1986en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleasenoen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 568 215772171


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.