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.
That is some museum!ReplyDelete
The museum must be very big to be able to house the big tanks and so many war exhibits.ReplyDelete
Bardzo ładna wystawa.ReplyDelete
A very spacious gallery! I like to see all kinds of vehicles.ReplyDelete
I served the engineer myself, therefore I prefer that tracked vehicle with that fold-out bridge.ReplyDelete
It is a cool museum, it is neat seeing all the vehicles.
Take care, stay safe! Have a happy day and a great weekend!
...necessary to keep the war moving.ReplyDelete
Interesting display, you need to go to Bovingdon Tank Museum hear in the UK, you would really enjoy itReplyDelete
Those tanks are enormous. I can't even imagine being in one.ReplyDelete
Interesting to see the development of vehicles over the years.ReplyDelete
Those vehicles would be fun to explore.ReplyDelete
Some heavy war machinery there!ReplyDelete
@Lady Fi: it is!ReplyDelete
@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!
@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.
When you think of war, tanks always come to mind and those tanks are huge.ReplyDelete
That must be an enormous space!ReplyDelete
Neat photos. Tanks and such are amazing, the amount of metal they are made of.ReplyDelete
I dig this stuff, William!ReplyDelete
I don't like these vehicles ! have seen them enough !ReplyDelete
The tank is intriguing.ReplyDelete
Oo! Lookin' a little frosty up there, William. :-)ReplyDelete
The tank is so huge, how scary it must have been to see one of those coming toward you.ReplyDelete
Awesome header and great post ^_^ReplyDelete
Live each moment with love,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
I see a new header, further down river?ReplyDelete
William - I don't consider myself claustrophobic, but I can't imagine being in a one-person submarine!ReplyDelete
That's a big ass tank for sure, I don't think I could sit in there for long.ReplyDelete
Oh, yes, that is winter. Tweeted.ReplyDelete
@Bill: thank you.ReplyDelete
@RedPat: it is.
@Maywyn: they're huge.
@Cloudia: me too.
@Gattina: I'm drawn to them.
@Revrunner: guess I switched out my header last year at the same time as this year.
@Gemel: they were fearsome.ReplyDelete
@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.