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.