“WARSHIP WEDNESDAY, JAN., 29, 2020@13:15-H.M.C.S. ST. LAURENT H 83, RIVER CLASS DESTROYER OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY, IN W.W.II/1939-1945…IS ONE OF THE WARSHIPS FEATURED ON WARSHIP WEDNESDAY…WordPress.com!!!”
“NOTE: GO TO SOURCES, FOR GOOD PHOTOS OF SOME WARSHIPS!!!”
“CREDIT: Edwin HOLGATE.”
Brian MURZA, Killick Vison, W.W.II NAVAL RESEARCHER-PUBLISHED AUTHOR, Canada. email@example.com
1. What aspect of war, or event, does this piece of art depict?
The canvas painting depicts two Canadian destroyers anchored in the Halifax harbour in the winter of 1941. The ship closest to the dock, marked with the letters H83, is the HCMS St. Laurent, a battleship built in by the British Royal Navy in the early 1930s and transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy in 1937. The snowy scene also contains several men, most likely sailors working on resupplying the ship, and parts of a crane, possibly at Jetty Three in the Halifax Dockyards, which was a prominent motive featured in several works of art.
The painting provides insight into Canadian naval warfare during World War II in several ways. On a basic level, it portrays a scene any passer-by might experience on a visit to Halifax harbour during the war. Considering that Canada participated in…
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