The War Museum's Second World War area moves into the Italian campaign, and this reproduction of the original painting is displayed on one of the walls. William Ogilvie painted Mountain Stronghold, Hill 736, which depicts Canadian soldiers during the push through Sicily.
This uniform display is one for the Devil's Brigade, the special operations force consisting of American and Canadian soldiers who fought in the European theatre through the war.
This was used by the Germans during the campaign, a StuG III.
Moving on takes us into the D-Day campaign, with two models of Canadian ships that took part on that day, the destroyer H.M.C.S. Athabaskan and the minesweeper H.M.C.S. Caraquet.
The Normandy campaign is extensive here, with panels and equipment on hand.
Among the D-Day section is the terrace that looks out onto Lebreton Gallery below, which we'll see more of later on.
This panel about the Great Escape caught my eye as I went on through the Second World War area, as did the Jeep.
This portion of the museum ends with the end of the war, in both theatres of war. That includes the liberation of the Netherlands, done largely by Canadian troops. The exhibits here include a pen used during the surrender by the German command.