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Title Canadiens - C’est le Moment d’Agir [Canadians - It’s Time to Take Action]
Collection Imperial War Museum: Posters of Conflict - The Visual Culture of Public Information and Counter Information
Artist David, C
Publisher/Sponsor Comité de Recrutement Canadien-Français [French Canadian Recruitment Committee]
Concept empire / commonwealth, military personnel, recruiting, uniform, weapons, atrocities / war crimes, children, civilian suffering, death, women / womens work
Description whole: the image occupies the majority, with the title integrated and positioned in the upper quarter, in white outlined black, and in black. The text is integrated and positioned upper right, with further text separate and positioned in the lower quarter, both in black. All held within a blue border.
image: the body of a woman lies on a snow covered village street, a young child in her arms. She has been shot by a German soldier who stands over them and looks at the viewer. A group of German soldiers walk past the damaged buildings of the village.
text: CANADIENS
C'EST LE MOMENT D'AGIR
N'ATTENDEZ PAS QUE LES BOCHES VIENNENT METTRE TOUT A FEU ET A SANG AU CANADA
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CANADIENS SOYEZ HOMMES! NE RESTEZ PAS EN ARRIÈRE
ENROLEZ-VOUS DANS NOS REGIMENTS CANADIENS-FRANÇAIS
Adressez-vous au Comité de Recrutement Canadien-Français
MONTREAL, ARSENAL DU 65IEME REGIMENT, AVENUE DE PINS.
QUEBEC, PLACE JACQUES-CARTIER, COIN DES RUES ST-FRANCOIS ET DE LA COURONNE.
OTTAWA, 106, RUE YORK.
SHERBROOKE, RUE WELLINGTON.
TROIS-RIVIERES, 71A, RUE CHAMPFLOUR.
JOLIETTE, 110, RUE MANCEAU.
CHICOUTIMI, RUE RACINE.
[Canadians, it's time to take action. Don't wait until the Germans come and lay waste to Canada. Canadians, be men! Don't hang back, enlist in our French-Canadian regiments. Apply to the French-Canadian Recruitment Committee: Montreal: Arsenal of the 65th Regiment, Avenue de Pins. Quebec: Place Jacques-Cartier, intersection of Rue St-François and Rue de la Couronne. Ottawa: 106, Rue York. Sherbrooke: Rue Wellington. Trois-Rivières: 71a, Rue Champflour. Joliette: 110, Rue Manceau. Chicoutimi: Rue Racine.]
Object rifle, helmet
Id Number Current Accession IWM PST 12448
Location Creation Site Canada
Measurements Dimensions 931 mm x 622 mm
Event WW1 Canadian Home Front
Related Country British Empire/Commonwealth BC, Canada CA, Germany (pre 1945 and post 1990) DE
Text Language French
Rights Every effort has been made to trace copyright holders and gain permission for use of the images within this collection. We would be grateful for any information concerning copyright and will withdraw images immediately on copyright holder’s request.
Style Period Period 1914-1918
Work Type poster
 

 

 

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