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Bye Bye Blues

The Homefront in Alberta Website uses words, photographs, video, and audio to tell this compelling story as it took place in communities across the province of Alberta. It is a testament to the lives of those left behind to cope, struggle, triumph, and grieve as the events of a tortured world forever changed the reality of home life and community.

The Homefront in Alberta Web site transports you to

  • Alberta At War
    Discover Albertans going to war as the military mobilizes and the civilian population responds to the challenges of keeping the home fires burning.

  • Living With War
    Experience the changing role of women, the hectic social life, and the culture around camp and factory in Alberta communities.

  • Homecoming
    See the euphoria of victory evaporate and the coping strategies required to build a new Alberta and new Canada.

  • Virtual Galleries
    Artifacts from this pivotal period in Alberta's history have been preserved in a remarkable collection created by Allan and Sharon Kerr. Highlights from this collection are available in five interactive photo galleries on this website including Alberta At War, Propaganda, The Women’s War, Children at the Time of War and The Homefront.


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