Unveiling the National War Memorial, May 21st, 1939

Their Majesties doubtless had a pretty fair notion that within a few months’ time, another devastating war would be underway.

H.M. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth unveiling the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Ontario. May 21st, 1939. (National Film Board of Canada. Photothèque / Library and Archives Canada / C-002179)

A veteran bows deeply while shaking hands with Queen Elizabeth after the official ceremonies of the unveiling of the War Memorial. May 21st, 1939. (Library and Archives Canada / PA-211006)

Detail of bronze figures during construction of the National War Memorial, Ottawa, Ontario. c1938. (Library and Archives Canada / C-010447)

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