Carrying on with the Second World War area, the effects on the home front are explored, including a series of propaganda posters of the era.
The Italian campaign has an extensive display area. This photograph from the period caught my eye.
The Normandy campaign follows. Canadians stormed Juno Beach on D-Day, with 110 ships among the Allied naval force bringing in troops and providing support. These two paintings depict the action above Juno Beach and on the beach itself that day.
There is a balcony here that looks out onto Lebreton Gallery, where military vehicles and equipment are on display.
After wrapping up the story of the Second World War, the Museum's next stage explores the Cold War through to the current day. The Korean War is a big part of that, and there are several paintings here by an artist, Ted Zuber, done in recent years, that capture that conflict. Zuber served in that war as a young man. Welcome Party depicts a Canadian patrol coming across dead bodies in the winter.
Freeze shows another Canadian patrol halt in their steps in the light of an enemy flare.
Holding At Kap'yong features a moment in battle in mountainous country on the Korean peninsula.
A NATO control center is also recreated here, approximately what you might expect in the late 1970s or early 1980s. Simulations of what the Third World War might have unfolded as play out on the screens above.
Presented here is a model of the trustworthy Sea King helicopter.
Canadian involvement in peacekeeping operations is also featured here. This painting by Donald Connolly is titled Mail Delivery- Sinai.
This is wreckage from a peacekeeping tragedy- fragments of a Canadian plane shot down by Syrian surface to air missiles in 1974. Nine people were killed, and it is still the single biggest loss in Canadian peacekeeping history.
There is a recreation of a Cyprus tavern here. Canadians have been involved in the peacekeeping operations there extensively.
Among the items here is a painting, Gateway To Cyprus, painted by Real Gauthier. The Paphos Gate is an old entry into the city of Nicosia. At one point it was an observation post for peacekeepers, but today serves as a police station.