Canadian Wartime Propaganda

Second World War Propaganda Poster

The Spirit of Canada's Women, CWM 19750251-008

The Spirit of Canada's Women

In this recruiting poster, members of the Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWAC) march alongside the ghostly image of French medieval military heroine, Joan of Arc. French- and English-language posters often used the same images, but different messages. Here, the French text refers to Joan as an inspiration, while the English imbues Canada's military women with Joan's warrior spirit.

Designed by Gordon Odell
Printer unknown
Published by the Wartime Information Board
Commercial colour print, 1941-1945 Canada
CWM 19750251-008

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