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Canadian War Museum

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Canadian War Museum (CWM) (French: Musée canadien de la guerre) is Canada's national museum of military history. Located in Ottawa, Ontario, the museum covers all facets of Canada's military past, from the first recorded instances of death by armed violence in Canadian history several hundred years ago to the country's most recent involvement in conflicts. more ...


Forged in Fire: The Second World War, 1931-1945, Canadian War Museum

"Forged in Fire: The Second World War, 1931-1945" gallery at the Canadian War Museum. This gallery starts with the rise of aggressive dictatorships in Germany, Italy, and Japan in the 1930s and follows Canada's role in the ensuing world war until it ended in 1945. Early displays cover Adolf Hitler and the rise of fascism including an infamous Mercedes limousine used by Hitler at Nazi rallies. The main exhibits cover Canada's initial land, sea and air responses to the fighting in Europe, the costly Battle of the Atlantic, and the gradual mobilization of the Canadian home front for a total war effort. Later displays include Dieppe, the air war, the fighting in Italy, Normandy, and the Netherlands, and the eventual surrender of the Axis powers and the cost of war. Homecoming is the final exhibit in the gallery. Image source.

GPS: 45 deg 25' 1.88" N, 75 deg 43' 0.57" W (45.4171889, -75.716825)





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