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Victory Loan Flag (Canada)

Last modified: 2006-01-21 by phil nelson
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The Canadian government issued flags for two of the campaigns during World War I. The fifth campaign was the first to issue a flag bearing the 9-province arms. The five blue diagonal stripes represent the campaign - in this case the 5th. The sixth campaign used in lieu of the stripes the British Union flag and coincided with a visit by the Prince of Wales to Canada, which is why the campaign used his image in the poster Pascal cited.

According to Fraser [fra98], there were 9 loan campaigns in the Second World War - and beginning with the fifth campaign there was also not only campaign flags for locales, but also campaign broad pennants for companies where employes subscribed to the loan campaign, both augmented when the community or company went over the quota.
Phil Nelson, 18 December 2005

World War I Victory Loan Flags

Victory Loan Flag - Fifth Campaign

[Victory Loan Flag]
adapted by Phil Nelson, 29 December 2005 from source poster

Victory Loan Flag - Sixth Campaign

Victory Loan Flag - October 1919
[Victory Loan Flag]
contributued by Martin Karner

This campaign coincided with the presence of the Prince of Wales, and used his arms on the flag. The post-War campaign was designed to raise funds to pay for the cost of World War I.

World War II Victory Loan Flags

Victory Loan Flag - First Campaign

[Victory Loan Flag]

This was a Canadian flag of the early 1940s connected with raising money for the war effort. It was the first in a series of nine Pledge Flags, each with a different badge, that were used in promoting the Victory Loan campaign.
David Prothero, 27 September 2001

Victory Loan Flag - Eighth Campaign

[Victory Loan Flag] contributed by David Zaborowski

This one was for the eighth campaign of 23 April 1945.
David Prothero, 11 April 2004