Friday, October 30, 2020

Canada In The Time Of Two World Wars

This is the uniform jacket of  Sergeant Alexander Reid, a decorated Canadian veteran of the First World War. A standard rifle accompanies it in the display case.

The Bluenose was a Canadian racing schooner of the 1920s and 1930s. Today there's a replica of the ship, and the original appears on the Canadian dime.

The Depression era is examined here as well, and among the panels and displays is this. The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation rose out of the Depression, and was the forerunner for what is today the New Democratic Party in Canada.

The Second World War would rise up out of this era, and that too is explored here.

Archive footage is included here.

For today I leave off with propaganda posters of the era. I will be back to the Museum after the first of the month. Tomorrow, after all, is Hallowe'en.


  1. So much good stuff! Adore your golden fall header, William

  2. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh, war, so sad and it never stops.

  4. People seem not to be able to live without a war. There is always somewhere one in the world...

  5. Dare we hope that another exhibit of this nature will never be needed again?

  6. It is good to keep learning from the dark times of history. But I could actually use a bit more cheerful now.

  7. The uniform puts everything in perspective.

  8. Two wars and a depression was a long period of time to live through misery.

  9. Let's hope it doesn't happen agian.

  10. @Cloudia: thanks!

    @Italiafinlandia: you're welcome.

    @Iris: unfortunately so it seems.

    @Tom: that they were.

    @Marianne: that's true.

    @David: I'm cynical about that.

    @Jan: me too.

    @Marie: it does.

    @Red: that's true.

    @Sharon: at least not of this scale.

    @Karl: very dark.

  11. You are giving us a grand tour of the museum, William.

  12. War will be going on forever somewhere in the world. Sad!

  13. Another great exhibit. Any war is a dark time.
    Take care, have a happy weekend!

  14. Great WWII exhibit ~ ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  15. I sailed on the more modern version of the Bluenose! I think it's probably been updated again since.

  16. Quite a variety of things to see.

    Wishing you a Happy Weekend.

    All the best Jan

  17. two world wars. Will we ever learn?
    It's going to take me awhile to go through all the posts I missed but I will.
    Good to be back.

  18. Will we ever learn indeed, war never seems to achieve anything other than loss of life and pain.

  19. thanks for the tour william, its nice to get to 'visit' a museum through your posts