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WWI Canada 'Over There' enameled pin

  • $1800 CAD

A little 'Over There' pin with the Canadian maple leaf in the centre. It looks period correct for around WWI but may be a later commemoration piece. It has some damage to the front and the C clasp is bent. The back is marked 'Wellings MFG Co. Toronto'. Size: 3/8 x 1-1/8 inches
It is thought that the song 'Over There' was written in 1917, the year that the United States entered World War I on the side of the Allies and began sending troops to Europe: The song reflected Americans' expectations that the war would be short. The song was introduced to the public in the fall of 1917, when it was sung at a Red Cross benefit in New York City. It would later become the most popular song during the war, with over two million copies sold. This song was a popular patriotic song during the First World War. It has been revived on various occasions during and after World War II.

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