Sydney Post-Record newspaper, October 27, 1942, page 16.
This advertisement slogan asks readers to “Remember the CARIBOU” and “Buy Victory Bonds!” It was published in the Sydney Post-Record newspaper just 2 weeks after the sinking of S.S. Caribou in the Cabot Strait. The ad speaks of the shock and anger of Canadians and Cape Bretoners over the “bestial murder of women and children aboard the Caribou.” The attack brought World War II to the very doorstep of Newfoundlanders and Canadians. Citizens were asked to buy Victory Bonds to help the Canadian government finance the country’s war effort.
The fictional drawing shows a torpedo exploding in the side of S.S. Caribou, a surfaced Nazi U-boat, several lifeboats and liferafts in the water and numerous survivors swimming in the ocean.