45 Amazing Canadian Propaganda Posters During World War I

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The armistice of November 11, 1918, brought relief to the whole world. Never before had there been such a conflict. For a nation of eight million people Canada’s war effort was remarkable.

Canadian propaganda posters during World War I

More than 650,000 men and women from Canada and Newfoundland served — over 66,000 gave their lives and more than 172,000 were wounded. It was this immense sacrifice that lead to Canada’s separate signature on the Peace Treaty.

No longer viewed as just a colony of England, Canada had truly achieved nation status. This nationhood was purchased by the gallant men who stood fast at Ypres, stormed Regina Trench, climbed the heights of Vimy Ridge, captured Passchendaele, and entered Mons on November 11, 1918.

A collection from Toronto Public Library that shows amazing Canadian propaganda posters during World War I.

“Be Yours to Hold It High!” Buy Victory Bonds

“Faith, There’s No Wan Could Be Bolder” – Come on Boys! Join the Irish Canadian Overseas Battalion Rangers

“If ye break faith, we shall not sleep” – Buy Victory Bonds

“We are saving you – You save Food”

48th Highlanders – 1200 Men Wanted at Once for the 134th Highlanders Overseas Battalion

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