2019 Veterans' Week Poster

Canada remembers the Italian Campaign

This year Canada is observing the 75th anniversary of the Second World War’s Italian Campaign. It was one of our country’s most important contributions to the Allied war effort; more than 93,000 Canadians served in Italy from the summer of 1943 to early 1945. Our soldiers fought their way across the island of Sicily and up the boot of Italy across a challenging landscape of mountains and river valleys in the face of harsh weather conditions and a skilled enemy.

This special commemorative poster features Lieutenant Maxine Llewelyn Bredt. She was a Nursing Sister in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps who helped treat the sick and wounded during the Italian Campaign. A recent picture of Ms. Bredt in her former uniform is superimposed on an historical photo showing soldiers of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in the Sicilian town of Agira after capturing it in July 1943.

This Veterans’ Week, how will you remember those who have served and sacrificed in uniform over the years?

For more information, visit veterans.gc.ca

Photo credits:

Ms. Bredt — Veterans Affairs Canada

Historical image — Library and Archives Canada PA-138269

© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 2019.

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