One (1) MNH SINGLE STAMP in title from Canada Post
2020 VICTORY IN EUROPE Issue
Mark the 75thanniversary of the Victory in Europe (V-E) Day with this single stamp from a booklet of 10 PermanentTM domestic rate stamps honouring two Canadians who exemplified bravery on the battlefront and support on the home front.
The stamps commemorate the stories of Léo Major “The One-eyed Ghost” and Veronica “Ronnie, the Bren Gun Girl” Foster.
In April 1945, while scouting the German-occupied Dutch town of Zwolle, Private Leo Major singlehandedly tricked the enemy into thinking they were under a full attack, capturing dozens of prisoners and forcing the Germans to retreat, which earned him the Distinguished Conduct Medal and the lasting gratitude of the people of Zwolle.
As one of the many women essential to Canada’s workforce during the Second World War, Veronica Foster assembled Bren machine guns in a Toronto factory. Selected by the Canadian government for a PR campaign, “Ronnie, the Bren Gun Girl” inspired women to join the war effort on the home front.