I must agree with Ed in that outside display is not the way to go. I can see of no way such a display can be made to balance the mutually exclusive concerns of accesibility, safety (insurance concerns), and protection from vandalism
(btw I support the OMVA, they are Cdn and concerned about Cdn vehicles/history etc...not the case with the MVPA)
Possibly, the underlying concerns with the CWM are those of bureaucracy and distance from the subject..ie those in charge who have no real connection with, or understanding of, the material in their possession. And even if they did, perhaps the bureaucracy and political interference would hamper what little affinity there is (was).
The whole issue of the bombing campaign is an example. It is extremely unfortunate (I think) to judge the past from the viewpoint of the present. One can argue such things should not happen in future, but in that time, and that context, the whole issue becomes completely different and should be viewed and discussed with that context in mind
I think at least one major obvious mistake was the removal of the commissionaires.
Still, the fact there is a new war museum is, in itself, something to be thankful for in today's climate. Perhaps we should be pushing for more Canadian history classes in our schools so that it can be more appreciated by young and new Canadians?!?!
Finally WWI tank? gee I've never seen that! Would love to!
apparently hellish to be in...horrific fumes, noise, etc.
There was one paraded in Montreal during WWI to boost enlistment, (did it also parade in Ottawa and/or Toronto???)
Wonder what happened to it, or if that's it in Borden?