|Added by||Alain Martineau|
|General Description :||Honour the service and sacrifice of Canadian soldiers with this special joint souvenir sheet commemorating the centenary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
The significant First World War battle, which began April 9, 1917, marked the first time all four divisions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force had fought alongside one another. Their success in capturing the ridge brought international acclaim to a young nation, and has come to be viewed as a coming of age moment for Canada. Still, the price was steep, with nearly 3,600 Canadian casualties and more than 7,000 wounded over four days of fighting.
The Canada Post stamp, in the upper left, depicts the twin stone pylons of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial monument surrounded by a pair of laurel sprigs. Seated at the bottom is one of the monument’s two Mourning Parent statues.
Official cancellation place: Ottawa, On - Gum type: PVA
Illustration by: Susan Scott, Sarah Bougault - Photos: Chris Howes, Wild Paces Photography (Alamy)
|Face value||$2.50 canadian dollar|
|Catalog code||canada post # 404037145|
|Stamp use||Commemorative stamp|
|Designer||Susan Scott, Montréal|
|Print technique||lithography in 5 colours|
|Printed by||Colour Innovations|
|Catalog prices||No catalog prices set yet|