Saturday, December 5, 2020

The World Finds Itself At War Again

The next section of the War Museum focuses on the Second World War. A display panel looks at where Canada was during the 1930s.

The first artifact one actually sees is this Mercedes, one of a set of cars used by Hitler. It came into American hands at war's end, and a few years later it came to Canada. Now it is here.

This area examines what the countries that came to be called the Axis Powers were doing during the 1930s, and the outbreak of the Second World War.

The Battle of Britain would be part of those earliest years of the War. 

Canada would become the heart of an air training program for the Commonwealth early in the War. Roosevelt would call the country the aerodrome of democracy.

Part of learning to fly is using simulators.

And here is one of those Link trainer simulators. 

Most of the Canadian military effort during the War was against Nazi Germany, though not all of it. The longest lasting element of this was at sea, with the Battle of The Atlantic, a battle that raged throughout the course of the conflict, a duel of warships and submarines. This really brought the War close to home, as German U-boats launched operations along the eastern seaboard throughout.

This display case includes models, a uniform, and other items related to submarine warfare.


  1. Your photos brings back a memory of watching Victory at Sea when I was a kid.
    I believe nothing of that evil man should be on display in any war museum.

  2. I guess aggression and greed have been rewarded often enough that they are part of our DNA.

  3. Everywhere it is written and said what Nazi Germany did, but humanity has not learned anything. In one form or another the war continues!

  4. We went on such an U-Boot/submarine. Brrrr...

  5. The uncertainties of the war caused much stress.

  6. War-war-war-it seems to be what makes this world go 'round

  7. I never would have volunteered for sub duty back then.

  8. Not a museum for me ! Some 75 million people died in World War II, including about 20 million military personnel and 40 million civilians, many of whom died because of deliberate genocide, massacres, mass-bombings, disease, and starvation. If you would have experienced life I don't think you would go in a museum !

  9. More stressful times. The world is not the happiest of places ever.

  10. Simulators have come a long way since WW2.

  11. When will it all stop, probably never.

  12. I'm thinking what Sharon thought!
    That car must be worth a lot!

    Wishing you a happy weekend.

    All the best Jan

  13. That car is quite spectacular. I wouldn't mind a ride!

  14. @Maywyn: I've seen that.

    @Linda: quite true.

    @Ella: that seems to be.

    @Agnieszka: thank you.

    @Tom: thank you.

    @Iris: it would be cramped.

    @Red: true.

    @Sharon: it would.

    @MB: true.

    @Revrunner: it would be constricted.

    @Gattina: it left a legacy.

    @RedPat: true.

    @Marie: they have.

    @Bill: possibly.

    @Jan: thank you.

    @Jeanie: they built them to last.

    @Nancy: it certainly is.

  15. Hitler's Mercedes is the most impressive object in this serie, I think.

  16. Neat post of pre war times

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