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.