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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
Victory Loan Flag - October 1919
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.
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
This one was for the eighth campaign of 23 April
David Prothero, 11 April 2004