British Columbia  - Periods - World War II

World War II (1938-1945)
With the coming of World War BC was exposed to potentially hostile forces on the coast and the building up of a powerful war industry across the province.
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Gathering Storm 1938

As the international situation became increasingly tense in the lead-up to World War II, there were growing concerns about the
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World War II Begins

Canada officially entered World War II on September 10, 1939, one week after the United Kingdom and France declared war on Germany
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Internment of Japanese/Cdn

During World War II, the Canadian government forcibly relocated and interned Japanese Canadians, seizing their property and assets.
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Coalition Government

During World War II, British Columbia was governed by a coalition provincial government, which was formed by the Liberal and
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Naval Base Esquimalt

The naval base in Victoria, British Columbia is Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt. It is the main base for the Royal Canadian Navy
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Burrard Shipyards

Burrard Dry Dock, now known as Burrard Shipyards, was a Canadian shipbuilding company located in North Vancouver, British Columbia.
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December 7th, 1941

The December 7th, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against
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West Coast War

During World War II, the West Coast of British Columbia was an important military area for the defense of Canada and the United States.
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Alaska Cdn Highway

The Alcan Highway, also known as the Alaska-Canadian Highway, is a 1,523-mile (2,450 km) road that connects Dawson Creek, British Columbia
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Aleutian Campaign

The Aleutian Islands Campaign was a military campaign fought by the United States and Japan during World War II. It began in June 1942
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Final Allied  Victory

The formal surrender of Japan at the end of World War II occurred on September 2nd, 1945, aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Japan
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