Description

Canadian war poster that uses the poem "In Flanders Fields" by John McCrae and the Vimy Memorial in France to evoke memories of Canadian sacrifices in war.
Image: Male figure holding a torch in front of the Vimy Ridge War Monument. Blue, white and gray colored.

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1914 to 1919 (estimated)
1936 (estimated)
606 x 924 mm
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Text on poster

The Torch; be yours to hold at high! If ye break faith with us who die we shall not sleep. Though poppies grow in Flanders fields.
Mc Crae. UE-2L. Printed in Canada. Issued by the Director of Public Information, Ottawa, under the authority of Hon. J.T. Thorson, minister of National War Services.

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The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a military engagement fought primarily as part of the Battle of Arras, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, during the First World War. The main combatants were the Canadian Corps, of four divisions, against three divisions of the German Sixth Army. The battle, which took place from 9 to 12 April 1917, was part of the opening phase of the British-led Battle of Arras, a diversionary attack for the French Nivelle Offensive. (See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Vimy_Ridge)

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