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January 25, 2021

45 Amazing Canadian Propaganda Posters During World War I

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

Apply to Post Offices, Banks, Railway Offices And Stores For Thrift Stamps

Beaver Hut

Big Guns of the Home Front

Bushmen & Sawmill Hands Wanted For the Canadian Forestry Units Overseas Recruiting Offices

Buy Victory Bonds

Canada's Beef Opportunity

Canada's Egg Opportunity

Canada's Grain Cannot Be Sold Unless You Buy Victory Bonds

Canada's Pork Opportunity

Canada's Weak Spot

Canadiens-Français Enrolez-Vous!

Every Dollar Spent in Canada

Forward! To Victory With the 245 Overseas Canadian Grenadier Guards Battalion

G-bye Mary - The Patriotic Fund Will Care For You

Give to the Canadian Patriotic Fund

I should go BUT!!! You are no exception, Join Now

If the Cap Fits, Wear It!

If You Cannot Put the “I” Into Fight, You Can Put the “Pay” Into Patriotism

If you possess the fighting spirit of your forefathers, Join the 236th Kilties Battalion

Irish Canadians Enlist in an Irish & Canadian Battalion

Keep All Canadians Busy - Buy 1918 Victory Bonds

Le 178ième Bataillon Canadien-Français des Cantons-de-l'Est

Men of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry - The Call Has Come For Overseas Service

Nothing Doing Without Victory Bonds

Now! Victory Bonds

Oh, please do! Daddy, Buy Me a Victory Bond

Our Best Customer But He Needs Credit! Buy Victory Bonds

Our Export Trade Is Vital - Buy Victory Bonds

Pave the Way to Victory - Buy Victory Bonds

Recruitment poster for “Soldiers of the Soil”, boys 15-19 years who worked on farms during the summer months, as part of the war effort (WW1)

Roll 'em Out!

They serve France. How can I serve Canada?

This Is Our Strength ... Labour And Management

This Is Your Flag ... It Stands For Liberty

Victory Bonds Will Help Stop This - Kultur vs. Humanity

War Loan - Back the Empire With Your Savings

Waste Not - Want Not — Prepare For Winter

We Go Next! Be One of the Irish Canadian Rangers Overseas Battalion

We're in the army now

Your Chums Are Fighting. Why Aren't You?

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