Ajax Public Library Digital Archive
Defence Industries Limited Online Exhibit
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Defence Industries Limited Online Exhibit

This multimedia presentation explains how a Canadian munitions plant transformed itself into the Town of Ajax. Questions answered in this presentation will include… • Why was there a need for a munitions (shell-filling) plant in Ajax? • Why was the site of Ajax chosen? • How did Ajax get its name? • What was it like to work in a plant that made bombs during World War II? • What was it like to have some fun while these bombs were being made? • What happened to Ajax when the war ended?