Objects and Photographs

Artworks and Posters

You do not have Flash Player installed on this computer. You can download it here: Adobe
Navy Police and Sentry in Dockyard, Halifax
Navy Police and Sentry in Dockyard, Halifax

This dark and intense drawing, typical of much of Jack Nichols' work, features navy police (centre and right) and an armed sentry (left).

In the background, sailors, possibly headed for shore leave, march together. Both the sentry and the naval police helped maintain security and manage the presence of the thousands of military personnel in Halifax. Naval personnel and the industries they supported, from pubs and restaurants to tailors and cinemas, poured cash and jobs into local communities. The lure of sex, alcohol, and entertainment could have different effects on military discipline and public order.

Navy Police and Sentry in Dockyard, Halifax
Drawn by Jack Nichols in 1944
Beaverbrook Collection of War Art
CWM 19710261-4304

Navy Police and Sentry in Dockyard, Halifax
Boxing Instruction
The Crow's Nest, St. John's Newfoundland
Unit Office, Naval Headquarters, Ottawa
$90 Killed this U-Boat!
Careless Words may cause Disaster!
What would you do if I quit?
Send the boys good Books and magazines
Canadian Destroyers
Canadian Corvette in Loch Foyle
Canadians in the Caribbean
Corvette Bridge
On Escort Duty
Corvette Mess Deck, His Majesty's Canadian Ship North Bay
Anti-Aircraft Gun and Crew in Action
Wheel House
Fueling Mid Atlantic
W/T Operator and Messenger
HMCS Assiniboine
HMCS St. Croix and U-Boat in North Atlantic