Thursday, December 10, 2020

The Meaning Of Total War

 Normandy would be a great turning point in the war in the west, but with high costs.

This is a veteran of that campaign, a Sherman tank used by Canadians that now resides here.

After Normandy, the Allies pushed the Germans back both in the west and the east. For Canadians, that included the Scheldt campaign in Belgium, and the use of a rather effective vehicle in warfare, the Wasp.

And this is one of them.

Profiles of individuals are repeated here.

Medical care is also featured here.


  1. Lets hope we will never be stupid enough to slip into that tragic situation again.

  2. It was powerful for Sue to see those tanks at the museum. Her dad drove one. What a horror to be in one of those things.

  3. Hope we never get to experience another war.

  4. A reminder of a terrible time when so many died.

  5. ...the total cost of war is never known.

  6. That flamethrower is horrifying.

  7. Sad but a great reminder of what happened. Like @RedPat said that flamethrower is horrible.
    Lighter note Do you have your "Favorite" snow yet ?

  8. @John: I hope so.

    @Italiafinlandia: all it takes is one spark.

    @Agnieszka: thank you.

    @Anvilcloud: they would have been quite an experience. I've been in one of the modern ones.

    @Nancy: I hope not.

    @DJan: very much so.

    @Tom: that's true.

    @RedPat: it is.

    @Parsnip: yes, we have snow on the ground now.

  9. The flamethrower is totally horrific.

  10. I go with Bill, plus... if there was no such thing you wouldn´d need medical care. It´s crazy it never stops!

  11. Another great museum display ~ hope you are dong well ~

    Live each moment well,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. The tank doesn’t look big as I thought it was.

  13. Hope mankind stops war altogether. So tragic.

  14. Did you notice the dent in the side of the Sherman tank?

  15. I know others have also commented, but that flamethrower is horrific.

    All the best Jan

  16. William - I never heard of the Wasp. We humans have an immeasurable capability to think of new ways to inflict death.

  17. Every war has high costs.. the cost of human life being the highest cost ✨

  18. I love that they do the profiles. D-Day -- where would the world be without it?

  19. @Bill: it was.

    @Iris: true.

    @Carol: thanks.

    @Marie: no, but it's got power.

    @Gemel: unfortunately it is.

    @Revrunner: Yes, a war wound, but one that it survived.

    @Jan: very much so.

    @Magiceye: I agree.

    @Angie: that's true.

    @Grace: indeed.

    @Jeanie: definitely.