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Champagne bottle

Canadian War Museum

Canadian Centre for the Great War

Canadian Centre for the Great War
Montreal, Canada

In 1937, Dick Ellis — the unofficial guardian of the Cyclists’ legacy after the war — donated a bottle of Pol Roger to the Canadian Corps Cyclist Battalion Association and charged that it be drank by the last two surviving members. Incredibly, Ellis shared that bottle with fellow Cyclist Billy Richardson in 1992. Ellis died in 1996, the sole surviving Canadian Cyclist, at the very good age of 100.

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  • Title: Champagne bottle
  • Creator: Canadian War Museum
  • Rights: CWM 19920104-002, Canadian War Museum.

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