Monday, December 18, 2023


 This is a scale model of Walter Allward's Vimy Memorial, residing near the plaster casts in Regeneration Hall.

Two more shots of those.

The adjoining space is Lebreton Gallery, where multiple vehicles and equipment from a range of countries and time periods are displayed.

They include a one man German submarine from the Second World War.

The Great Eastern Ramp is a modified tank used by engineers to erect a bridge over an obstacle in a hurry. This also dates to World War Two.

These two big plaques on one wall once stood in the flagship store of the Eaton's department store, in Toronto. They contain the names of company employees who died in the two World Wars. After the company went under a few years ago, the plaques found their way here.

This looks like a tank, but isn't. This is an M109A4+ Self Propelled Howitzer.

A look off to the right.

Very much a centrepiece of the Gallery and mounted overhead is the CF101F Voodoo fighter jet.

I leave off today with a contemporary Canadian tank, front and centre- the Leopard.


  1. My favorites are the sculptures and the big plaques. Take care, have a great day and happy week ahead.

  2. They look scary, those huge weapons. The purpose, I know...

  3. ...Regeneration Hall is an interesting name.

  4. I remember those plaques at the Eaton's store. The Allward sculptures are wonderful.

  5. Wow, William, those are huge machines. I love popping in here for interesting posts, and I am never disappointed.

  6. And they keep on creating more weapons and methods to employ those weapons more accurately.

  7. The machines are scary when you see them. Lovely sculptures, they're beautiful.

  8. It's sad to see the war memorials reminding us of all the war dead. I was surprised to see the one man German submarine and all the armored vehicles.

  9. I would love to see the Vimy Memorial some day.

  10. It is a magnificent memorial, always very moving to me.

  11. Excellent memorial ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. A harsh confrontation between the beauty of the sculptures and the heavy military equipment.