Today I bring this series from the Canadian War Museum to a close with more views inside Lebreton Gallery.
Side by side are these two vehicles, with panels describing them in shots following. The Universal Carrier Mk II is at left and the Otter is at right. Both are of the Second World War.
These artillery pieces stand together.
Two last views of the Gallery.
The rampway leading up out of the Lebreton Gallery includes several large paintings of war art. This one is titled The Return To Mons, by Inglis Sheldon-Williams, painted in 1920. Mons in Belgium is where the First World War came to an end for the Canadians.
And that painting is appropriate for the final artifact I have to show you. The Mons Gun is one of two field artillery guns given to the city by Canadian soldiers in 1919. It was said these were the last Canadian guns to be fired in the Great War. On the centennial of the ending of the war, the citizens of Mons returned this one to Canada, and it now resides here, the first artifact one sees upon entering the formal area of the Museum, and the last seen upon leaving.