|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 French stamp, in the upper right, depicts the monument’s Canada Bereft statue, with the flags of both nations flying proudly in the background. Below the stamps, an illustration of the monument is flanked by images of preserved trenches from the surrounding battlefield.
|Face value||$2.50 canadian dollar|
|Catalog code||canada post # 404037145|
|Stamp use||Commemorative stamp|
|Designer||La Poste (France)|
|Print technique||Lithography in 5 colours|
|Catalog prices||No catalog prices set yet|