Returning to the War Museum today. I mentioned when I started the series how Regeneration Hall, which appears as a large diagonal spike from the outside, is one of two focal points of the Museum. Inside Regeneration Hall are displayed the original half scale plaster sculptures of the Vimy Ridge Memorial. Walter Allward designed the mammoth memorial that commemorates the Canadian dead of the First World War battle, and by extension all of the Canadian dead of that war. He worked his ideas into these allegorical sculptures in the studio before adding them to the finished work. Their tone is that of commemoration and mourning, and each of them resonate with the visitor.
This is a model of the Memorial itself. The sculptures are arranged in various spots on and around the Memorial.
More of the sculptures here. I pick up with more of this tomorrow.