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Second World War
The Navy Ashore  - The Navy and the Home Front

The Royal Canadian Navy became a strong presence on Canada's home front during the Second World War. Naval imagery appeared in fundraising and propaganda materials, while Canadians built equipment for the navy, or were encouraged to support it through volunteer work.

What would you do if I quit?
What would you do if I quit?

A Canadian sailor urges industrial workers to keep at their jobs, asking what he would do if they quit.

After asking the obvious question - what Canadians would do if the sailor quit - the poster asks what the sailor would do if Canadians quit working, underlining the mutual dependence of the sailor and the worker. The Department of Munitions and Supply, responsible for co-ordinating Canadian industry during the Second World War, created and distributed this poster intended to encourage workers to remain at their jobs.

Wartime Production Poster
CWM 19720038-002

$90 Killed this U-Boat!
Fifth Victory Loan, 1943
Seventh Victory Loan, Halifax, 1944
Careless Words may cause Disaster!
Censored Photograph, HMCS Wentworth
What would you do if I quit?
Manufacturing Naval Guns and Mountings
Torpedo Depth and Roll Recorder
Send the boys good Books and magazines
Knit for the Navy and Merchant Navy
Ditty Bags for Sailors
Sailor's Fur Vest
"Meet the Navy" Program
"Meet the Navy" Program
Royal Canadian Navy Certificate of Acknowledgement
Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve Pillow Cover
Cut-Out Allied Naval Units
The Canadian Navy Paint Book
V-E Day, St. John's, Newfoundland
Bedford Magazine Explosion, 1945