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Erected on Vimy Ridge, in the North of France, the Canadian National War memorial was unveiled by the King in front of a vast crowd, including some 8,000 Canadian pilgrims, on July 26th 1936, It was the largest memorial of any in France and Belgium and commemorated the 60,000 dead in the Great War and on it were inscribed the names of some 11,000 who had no known grave. The monument also honoured those French soldiers who fought and died at Vimy before the Canadians captured the Ridge at Easter, 1917.
The ILN published a special number commemorating this event on August 1st 1936

(Appendix List No. 112). Pictures show the King unveiling the monument’ s central statue and addressing the crowds; the old trenches and dug-outs which had been preserved with concrete as a memento to the fighting; the Canadian pilgrims in London and details of the memorial itself, designed by the sculptor and architect Walter Allward.
The top half of the cover shows the whole monument, with its two pylons representing Canada and France and the statue symbolizing Canada mourning her fallen sons. The whole section is in shades of blue and white.
This is issue number 5076, vol. 189, pages 179-218, measuring 37 x 26 cm and priced at one shilling.

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