For those interested in learning more about Chinese-Canadian history and our role in the Canada’s military, here are a few websites, videos, books and museums.
Websites with stories of Chinese Canadian veterans:
Other Websites dedicated to Canadian war history
Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver Museum
Canadian War Museum (Ottawa)
CFB Esquilmalt Naval and Military Museum
Vancouver Island Military Museum (Nanaimo, BC)
Okanagan Military Museum (Kelowna)
Faces We Remember
A look at the faces of those veterans who have left us as of October 24, 2015.
Watch it here: Faces We Remember
A series of short documentary one-on-one interviews with Chinese Canadians who served in the Second World War. Produced by the Chinese Canadian Military Museum with the support of the Dept of Veteran Affairs.
A documentary that reveals an incredible but relatively secret story of how 13 Chinese Canadians were being trained to undertake a most dangerous mission during WWII.
From the back alleys of Vancouver’s Chinatown to the treacherous jungles of Japanese-occupied Malaya, director Jari Osborne charts a historical journey that leads to heroic victory for Canada’s Chinese community. Most of all, it stands as a testament to a daughter’s new-found understanding and appreciation of her father and, ultimately, herself.
Watch it online at National Film Board
I am the Canadian Delegate
A documentary on Canada’s first Chinese Canadian MP, and Second World War veteran, Douglas Jung.
Order from: FilmWest
The Dragon and the Maple Leaf: Chinese Canadians in WWII, by Marjorie Wong.
A well-researched book that focuses on Chinese Canadians who served in the Second World War, examining their contribution to all the forces and theatres of war. Also contains the most comprehensive list all those who contributed to the Allied victory. Check your local library.