Carrying on with my series from the War Museum, this painting is of Halifax harbour during the war, with warships painted in the dazzle effect design. It accompanies displays and artifacts about the Halifax Explosion.
Theses are in the section that deals with the impact of the war at home. This clock was made by a clock company, Arthur Pequegnat Clock Company, which was founded in 1904 in Berlin, Ontario. As you can imagine during the war, there was a good deal of resentment about German names, and the town changed its name to what it's known as today, Kitchener, Ontario, now a city west of Toronto. The contents here also include a record player, children's books, and a display panel of newspaper headlines.
This combination of vehicle and war art caught my interest near the end of the World War One area. As you can imagine, it was a busy place that day, so you can't always get shots without people, though I think it's encouraging that the kid was absorbed in what he was seeing.
Moving on into the Second World War exhibit space, the first thing that meets your eye is this armoured Mercedes Benz limo. It was one of several owned by Hitler, and this first portion puts the world into context in the 1930s as to what the Axis powers were engaged in. As a military veteran and museum volunteer mentioned in a conversation in this area, the twenty years between the two wars wasn't really peace- it was just the calm between two storms.
Set in a display case is this device, one of the things that won the war. It's an Enigma device, which allowed the Allies to decode German communications.
Moving on, there's also a section here that also deals with the impact of the war at home, with multiple subjects. This wall of posters always catches my eye, as does the store window display, though I must wonder... how could anyone get by on that little bit of sugar? That's less than what I have in my tea in a given week!