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Poster - Evolution of the Canadian Corps - War Diaries - Where we fought...

Recruitment poster for French Canada, ca. 1914-1918
Recruitment poster for French Canada, ca. 1914-1918.
This poster is indicative of numerous others that were employed to bolster support in both English and French Canada. The title declares "We are defending the precious joys of liberty," by fighting in the First World War. To further rally recruits for the Canadian effort, the poster continues, "the drum is struck, the trumpet sounds/Who will wait behind... No one! It is a people that is defending itself. Forward!"

Library and Archives Canada
First World War Collection 1983-28-782
Unknown artist
Gazette Printing Company Ltd., Montreal, Quebec

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