WWI Vimy Pilgrimage 90th Anniversary Medal
WWI Vimy Pilgrimage 90th Anniversary Medal - Silvered metal, obverse illustrating the figure of the cloaked young female that stands on top of the front wall of the Vimy Memorial, which overlooks the Douai Plains, her head bowed, her eyes cast down, and her chin resting in one hand, a cluster of seven poppies below and inscribed "PILGRIMAGE - PELERINAGE" above, reverse inscribed "FONDATION VIMY FOUNDATION" above the Vimy Memorial in the centre, 30.4 mm x 30.7 mm, on four-colour ribbon with silvered metal pinback hanger, illustrating a beaver standing on a rock in front of a cluster of maple leaves and inscribed "VIMY APRIL 9AVRIL 1917", light contact, broken clasp on the pinback, near extremely fine. Footnote: The four vertical bands on the ribbon represent the four Canadian divisions which fought together for the first time on April 9, 1917 at the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The red represents the First Division, the dark blue the Second Division, the gray-blue the Third Division, and the green the Fourth Division. The order of the ribbon’s (left to right) colours reflects the positioning of the Canadian Divisions facing the German defences on the day of the battle. The date on the hanger, "VIMY APRIL 9 AVRIL 1917", salutes the first day of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.