Monday, November 25, 2019

Normandy And Scheldt

This collage panel in the D-Day area includes quotes, newspaper headlines, and images from that day.

It also includes this panel, which some of you might remember.

A balcony in this section looks out over Lebreton Gallery, which is filled with military vehicles and equipment from multiple countries and eras. The Canadian fighter jet particularly stands out.

But for me, it was back into the subject matter at hand.

After the breakout from Normandy, and the pushing back of the German lines, there was still more to be done. Canadian troops would be sent to secure the Scheldt, an estuary that controlled the water route to Antwerp.


  1. I love, love, love all the windows around the place.
    Love how much light it lets in.

  2. Interesting exhibits but sad reminder of wars.

  3. There is so much to learn in this museum. Such an interesting exhibit. Janis GDP

  4. i enjoy the plane. interesting design. ( ;
    happy week for ya.

  5. @Whisk: so do I.

    @Nancy: true.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Janis: there is indeed.

    @Beth: thank you.

  6. And after Antwerp there was still much more to be done. It would take untill 14 april 1945 before the Canadians came to liberate my hometown.

  7. Hello, the fighter jet and tanks are interesting exhibits. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

  8. Always interesting to read those old headlines.

  9. I would enjoy the gallery with the military equipment.

  10. I find that newspaper stories from the day are very interesting.

  11. I am so tired of war and rumours of war, but the museums are interesting anyway.

  12. ...I'm always drawn to Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

  13. That fighter jet is something to see.

  14. The military vehicles would be very interesting to see.

  15. The fighter jet is pretty impressive to see.

  16. Being in one of those tanks must be an experience. In war frightening.

  17. @Jan: it was a hard fight still to be made.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @David: it is, yes.

    @Marie: all that equipment down there is fascinating.

    @Jennifer: I agree. It's also interesting to see which papers are still around.

    @DJan: this one certainly is.

    @Tom: a good way of looking at things.

    @Sharon: that's one of the things they had to move in before the building was finished.

    @Red: I always find them compelling.

    @Marleen: that it is.

    @Bill: I agree.

    @Jeanie: indeed.

    @Maywyn: definitely.

  18. I always find it interesting to see the newspapers form the time … amazing.

    All the best Jan

  19. I'am always learning something new here!

  20. Quite the historical post and documentation and photos ^_^

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  21. Such a lot of work goes into these tours you take us all on. Thank you William.