Get a France-Canada Joint Issue
Honoring the Battle of Vimy Ridge
In 2017, France issued this souvenir sheet as part of joint issued with Canada to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge during World War I. Fought in April 1917 in northern France, the battle was a major source of pride for Canadian soldiers. According to the Canada Post, “The Battle of Vimy Ridge saw thousands of Canadians make the ultimate sacrifice and is the best-known chapter in our country’s proud First World War history. The valour of Canadians at Vimy a century ago is a poignant reminder of the enormous price paid so we can live in freedom.”
This souvenir sheet pictures two sections of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France. Opened in 1936, the memorial is the largest Canadian war memorial in the world. Pictured on this French souvenir sheet are some of the memorials many sculptures. This sheet is a meaningful tribute to World War I and the Battle of Vimy Ridge – add it to your collection today.