This panel looks at military engineers during the Italian campaign.
This is the uniform jacket and beret of a member of the Devil's Brigade, a joint American and Canadian force of special operations soldiers who developed a fierce reputation during their time of service.
The Italian campaign was a ferocious one for the Allies who fought their way up the Italian countryside.
Each branch of the Canadian services would take part in the greatest amphibious invasion in history: D-Day.
A quote by General Eisenhower is placed over the entrance to the area focusing on Normandy.
This entry area is designed in the shape of a landing craft. Video footage of the Canadian landing on D-Day is projected onto a screen.
It is a great exhibit, sharing these brave men during their famous invasion.
Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great week ahead!
It's a great exhibition.ReplyDelete
After D-Day the Netherlands had to wait almost another year before it was liberated.
...now if only the Canadians and Americans could develop a fierce reputation as peacekeepers.ReplyDelete
Even during this pandemic war goes on in places around the world. Sad.ReplyDelete
This is an impressively put together exhibition William ✨ReplyDelete
Units like the Devil's Brigade took special men who were capable and very brave.ReplyDelete
Great exhibit for honoring the military ~ReplyDelete
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Today, while reading this, a faint memory surfaced of a CBC series that largely featured WW2 battles. Back in the 50s though. I can’t recall details.ReplyDelete
A wonderful exhibition to illustrate the Canadian history during the war.ReplyDelete
@Lady Fi: quite so.ReplyDelete
@Jan: there was a lot more fighting to do.
@Tom: if only.
@RedPat: it does.
@Grace: it is.ReplyDelete
@Red: that's true.
@Carol: thank you!
@Anvilcloud: that's not a surprise.
@Bill: it is, yes.
It is almost sacrilegious to say but the uniforms all look the same to me.ReplyDelete
That's understandable. I have a photograph coming up in a post with Canadian soldiers meeting with Soviet soldiers. The uniforms are distinctly different.Delete
Very interesting to me.ReplyDelete
It is to me.Delete
William, I hope you a nice week.ReplyDelete
An interesting post and sad that war is still in our minds today.ReplyDelete
I guess it wouldn't have had the same ring to it if it had been named "The Angel's Brigade" instead. :-)ReplyDelete
Definitely not, but Devil's Brigade was a fitting term.Delete
Engineers, a vital support for the armed forces.ReplyDelete
Very much so.Delete