Friday, December 18, 2020


 The final space inside the War Museum is Lebreton Gallery, which houses a large assortment of vehicles and equipment, both Canadian and international, from centuries ago to the present day. Items include panels which go into detail on them.

In the foreground we have a German one man submarine from the Second World War. It has some distinctive history of its own in how it came to be here.

This is a tank that's been converted; it deploys a big ramp for river crossings.

On a wall are these plaques that once were in the flagship store in Toronto for the Eaton's company. They commemorate employees who served and died in both world wars.

Mounted above everything is a Canadian Voodoo fighter jet.

There is a pair of models here of the ground during the Battle of Passchendaele in World War One, absolutely pounded by months of artillery fire. It includes a moment of history and bravery that led to a Victoria Cross.

Holmes' extraordinary act is shown here, though he's easier to see when you're right there as opposed to in a photograph.

For today I finish off with these.


  1. The museum must be very big to be able to house the big tanks and so many war exhibits.

  2. A very spacious gallery! I like to see all kinds of vehicles.

  3. I served the engineer myself, therefore I prefer that tracked vehicle with that fold-out bridge.

  4. Hello,
    It is a cool museum, it is neat seeing all the vehicles.
    Take care, stay safe! Have a happy day and a great weekend!

  5. ...necessary to keep the war moving.

  6. Interesting display, you need to go to Bovingdon Tank Museum hear in the UK, you would really enjoy it

  7. Those tanks are enormous. I can't even imagine being in one.

  8. Interesting to see the development of vehicles over the years.

  9. Those vehicles would be fun to explore.

  10. Some heavy war machinery there!

  11. @Lady Fi: it is!

    @Nancy: when they were building it, certain items, such as that jet, had to be put in place before the building was finished, just because of their size.

    @Agnieszka: thank you!

    @Catarina: there is a lot of space.

    @Jan: it really does stand out.

    @Eileen: thank you!

  12. @Tom: definitely.

    @Bill: I would.

    @Jeanie: I've been in a contemporary one. Big, but quite cramped inside.

    @Red: that it is.

    @Sharon: I think so.

    @Sami: very much so.

  13. When you think of war, tanks always come to mind and those tanks are huge.

  14. Neat photos. Tanks and such are amazing, the amount of metal they are made of.

  15. I don't like these vehicles ! have seen them enough !

  16. Oo! Lookin' a little frosty up there, William. :-)

  17. The tank is so huge, how scary it must have been to see one of those coming toward you.

  18. Awesome header and great post ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  19. I see a new header, further down river?

  20. William - I don't consider myself claustrophobic, but I can't imagine being in a one-person submarine!

  21. That's a big ass tank for sure, I don't think I could sit in there for long.

  22. @Bill: thank you.

    @RedPat: it is.

    @Maywyn: they're huge.

    @Cloudia: me too.

    @Gattina: I'm drawn to them.

    @Marie: definitely.

    @Revrunner: guess I switched out my header last year at the same time as this year.

  23. @Gemel: they were fearsome.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Joanne: this year's is focused on the river.

    @Magiceye: thank you!

    @Angie: me neither.

    @Amy: I've been inside a Leopard tank, which is big.

    @Mari: thank you.