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Victoria Cross: Canada Post Video

On October 21, 2004 Canada Post issued two stamps honouring all 94 Canadian recipients of the Victoria Cross. The only living recipient Mr. Ernest Alvia (Smoky) Smith received his Victoria Cross for exceptional gallantry during the Italian Campaign of the Second World War. Throughout the years he has selflessly offered his services to his country and has been a remarkable ambassador for Veterans and remembrance.

You can view a short video featuring Canada's only surviving Victoria Cross winner recalling his war experience.

 

Le 21 octobre 2004, Postes Canada a émis deux timbres afin de rendre hommage aux 94 Canadiens qui ont mérité la Croix de Victoria. Le seul récipiendaire encore vivant, M. Ernest Alvia (Smoky) Smith, avait reçu sa Croix de Victoria en reconnaissance de sa bravoure exceptionnelle devant l’ennemi au cours de la campagne d’Italie lors de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale. Au fil des années, il avait offert de se sacrifier au service de son pays et a été un ambassadeur hors pair pour les vétérans et le jour du Souvenir.

Vous pouvez visionner une courte vidéo mettant en vedette le récipiendaire de la Croix de Victoria qui raconte son expérience de guerre.

 

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