The voices of women who served during the first and second world wars can be heard in a new exhibit at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.
The exhibit, which runs until April 3, 2016, uses artifacts, posters and recorded interviews with women to tell their personal stories. These are grouped into five themes describing their valiant efforts in theatres of war and on the home front.
The first theme is volunteering. A red apron tells the story of Barbara McNutt of Dartmouth, N.S., who was only 11 years old when she volunteered to sell War Savings Stamps door to door. The apron was the official uniform of a Miss Canada volunteer.
Connie Laidlaw of Hamilton, Ont., used her theatrical talents to create a ventriloquist act with her dummy Charlotte with the Victory Entertainers.
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