Objects and Photographs

Artworks and Posters

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$90 Killed this U-Boat!
Amateur Strategists in the Channel

Tom Wood's work depicts sailors in the corvette HMCS Drumheller pouring over a map of the Allied advance into France in August 1944.

The crew of Drumheller would have taken a particular interest in these events. Their ship was one of 19 Canadian corvettes to support the D-Day landings in Normandy, escorting ships across the English Channel and patrolling off the invasion areas. Mines and submarines made these duties hazardous; on 21 August, German submarine U-480 torpedoed the corvette HMCS Alberni, which sank quickly with the loss of 59 crew.

Amateur Strategists in the Channel
Painted by Tom Wood in 1944
Beaverbrook Collection of War Art
CWM 19710261-4837

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