"Scala Alla Vittoria"
(Stairs to Victory)
The Italian Campaign WWII - Hasty Ps
In the first major campaign for the Canadian Army in the Second World War, the 1st Canadian Division landed at the south end of Sicily on the 10th of July 1943 and would see continual combat until early 1945 in the south of Europe. It fought at such disparate places as Pachino, Salerno and Ortona. Though the end of the war was some 2 years away for these soldiers of the D-Day Dodgers or Monty’s Mountain Goats, this division of Red Patch Devils would prove to be one of the finest divisions in the Italian campaign. Over 6,000 Canadians ended up being killed in action in Italy, most of them from the 1st Canadian Division.
1. Metal License Plate Artwork (6”x12”)
(signed on the back by the artist Silvia Pecota)
2. Watercolour print (6”x12”)
3. Black Metal Frame
4. Backer support + 4 black screws
5. Clear protective shield
6. Certificate of Authenticity
Also included is a print of the same dimensions as the license plate (6"x12"). It is printed on watercolour paper using archival inks. This can also be framed using a similar metal frame and it is for internal display only, as in a garage, rec room or "man cave".
The watercolour print can be an exact copy of the license plate ordered or an alternate selection can be made. Please specify which image you would prefer for the watercolour print.
As the license plate may be exposed to the elements, the plastic shield (which is included in the set), should be used for extra protection.
If using a license plate frame for the watercolour print: mark the 4 holes and use a hole puncher to make the holes for the screws.
When assembling to hang the license plate on a wall, make sure the side that is marked “BACK” (on the black backer support) faces out. This offers support for hanging onto a screw or nail on a wall.