First World War: Losses and Celebrations
Ahern, Frances Robin. Oakville: A Small Town, 1900-1930. Oakville, ON: Oakville Historical Society in association with Boston Mills Press, 1981.
Canadian War Museum. Canada and the First World War.
Retrieved 9 February 2006 from http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/chrono/1914first_ww_e.html. Reid, Gord. “Laing Brothers Recall Early Days at Basket Factory.” The Oakville Journal Record, January 14, 1981
Second World War: Canada Declares War
Brown, Desmond. “War Years’ Ugly Secret.” The Toronto Star, June 6, 1997, page A21. “600 Servicemen at Oakville Receive Gifts at Banquet.” The Toronto Star, January 9, 1947, page 4. Young, Cecil J. Oakville’s 100 Years: 1857-1957, Oakville, ON, 1957.
Second World War: Fighting the War
“Sgt. Ed. Heath Tells Lions How Shackled Prisoners Outwitted Hun.” The Oakville Record-Star, June 21, 1945. “Ted Hillmer Reported Missing Following Offensive Air Raid.” The Oakville Record-Star, December 4, 1941.
Second World War: Women, this is your war too!
Canadian War Museum. The Canadian Women's Army Corps, 1941-1946 by Barbara Dundas and Dr. Serge Durflinger Retrieved 4 March 4 2006 from http://www.civilization.ca/cwm/disp/dis005_e.html.
Second World War: The Home Front
“Broxstowe House in Oakville to receive English evacuees.” The Globe and Mail, July 26, 1940, p. 17. Oakville Historical Society. “The Evacuees.” The Oakville Historical Society Newsletter, March 2006, Volume 40: Number 1.
Second World War: HMCS Oakville
Livingston, Sean, E. Oakville’s Forgotten Fame: A Rediscovery of the Christening of the H.M.C.S. Oakville, 1941. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. “Tumultuous Welcome Accorded Heroes of H.M.C.S. Oakville.” The Oakville Record-Star, November 19 1942, pages 1, 4.