Wednesday, December 16, 2020


 Here we have one more look around at items linked to the Afghan War. The large photograph of a soldier meeting an Afghan child always catches my eye.

This sign brings an end to the formal part of the permanent galleries.

A large space beyond here deals with the commemoration of the fallen of war and other military operations. Seen here are artifacts linked to peacekeeping, including an early model of the Peacekeeping Monument here in Ottawa.

At the heart of this space is a model of the National War Memorial.

This stained glass window originally resided at a Dutch consulate in Montreal.

The path beyond leads to the final two spaces of the War Museum. Regeneration Hall is one of them, and a display panel in English and French explains it.

Can you see the Peace Tower in the window?

Down below, Regeneration Hall contains the half scale plaster casts used by Walter Allward in his design for the massive memorial at Vimy Ridge in France, where Canadians fought, bled, fell, and won in World War One. Seventeen in all; the majority of the casts used in a larger scale on the memorial itself.

The figures are all allegorical, with names like Hope, Truth, Justice, and others.


  1. I really like the stained glass.

  2. "Je maintiendrai"!
    The stained glass is gorgeous and I am proud of it!

  3. That is a nice stained glass. Have a wonderful week.

  4. Great photos. It very memorable and historic. I followed your blog now. Thx

  5. Hello,
    The stained glass is pretty, I like the model of the memorial.
    Take care, have a happy day!

  6. The stained glass window of the Dutch consulate is beautiful.

  7. ...somethings are impossible to forget!

  8. I visited Vimy Ridge back on 2006 but the whole monument was shrouded in scaffolding and canvas, for the restoration.

  9. You have given us much information about our military history.

  10. That memorial at Vimy Ridge looks like it is wonderfully emotional.

  11. @Amy: I always like stained glass.

    @Gattina: wars often are.

    @Ella: it stands out beautifully.

    @Nancy: thank you.

    @Vicky: thank you.

    @Agnieszka: thanks!

    @Eileen: thank you!

  12. @Jan: I agree.

    @Tom: that's quite true.

    @Shammickite: I'd like to see it someday.

    @Red: a pleasure to do so.

    @Sharon: so it seems.

    @RedPat: it would be.

    @Marie: I do too.

  13. Sharon's comment is so true, it really is the war that never ends.

  14. I like the model of the National War Memorial. The stained glass window is beautiful.

  15. I hate wars!But nice to see history told by the winner or who.Nice post!

  16. I also love that stained glass and was pleased to see how many other commenters feel the same. :-)

  17. When I think how many years we have been at war, it sometimes boggles my mind.

  18. Amazing to see the plaster casts of the statues that make up the fabulous Vimy Ridge memorial William.

  19. Some lovely photos here ~ especially the replica of the War Memorial ~

    Live with love each moment,
    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  20. @Michelle: so it seems.

    @Bill: I agree.

    @Anita: I think so.

    @Jennifer: it is.

    @DJan: stained glass appeals to me.

    @Revrunner: thanks!

    @Jeanie: a lot more than years at peace.

    @Magiceye: thank you.

    @Joanne: definitely.

    @Grace: that it is.

    @Carol: thank you!

  21. Peace. We Pray. Thanks, William <3