Saturday, September 12, 2015

Canada 2 Dollars - Wait for Me, Daddy

Canada 2 Dollars - Wait for Me, Daddy

The 75th anniversary of the World War II

        Nominal Valuce  
  Mintage         Year
         2 Dollars
     6.92 g
  28 mm
    5 000 00       2014 

On October 1, 1940, the British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own) marched down Eighth Street in New Westminster, British Columbia. As a military band played, the entire town came out to see what must have seemed like an endless line of brave soldiers marching off to war.

Just as photographer Claude P. Dettloff prepared to take his picture, 5-year-old Warren “Whitey” Bernard broke loose from his mother's grasp and ran towards his father, Private Jack Bernard. The picture captured a moment that touched the entire world, and soon became one of the best-known photographs of Canada's war effort..
"Wait for Me, Daddy" continues to resonate as a snapshot of the war's impact on Canadians and the personal sacrifices they made. 

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