Objects and Photographs


Fifth Victory Loan, 1943
Fifth Victory Loan, 1943

In this October 1943 photograph, a Royal Canadian Navy band and honour guard help promote the Fifth Victory Loan.

While the band stands on the steps of Toronto's city hall, the honour guard stands to either side of the city's cenotaph (centre right). Large signs on the city hall report on Victory Bond sales, while two 20mm Oerlikon cannon (centre left, with gun shields) are displayed as examples of naval equipment. The Royal Canadian Navy took part in many events like this, designed to encourage public contributions to financing the country's war effort.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 20000224-041

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Fifth Victory Loan, 1943
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