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Canadian War Museum

The Canadian War Museum. Located in Ottawa, Ontario is the Canadian museum which honours Canada's veterans and commemorates the wars and conflicts in which Canada has played a part.

The museum is currently located on Sussex Drive next to the Royal Canadian Mint[?] and the National Gallery of Canada[?]. Its current location is quite small and much of the Museum collection is stored at a west-end warehouse known as Vimy House[?], which used to be Ottawa's streetcar garage.

Because of the limited size of the war museum a new one is under construction at Lebreton Flats[?] just west of the Parliament Buildings. This building will be far more modern and will allow the museum to display more of its artifacts. The new Museum is expected to be completed in 2005.

The Canadian War Museum has a large collection with artifacts from early colonial times up to the Gulf War and Peacekeeping[?]. Perhaps the Museum's most famous possession is Hitler's personal Mercedes limosine. The Museum also has a very extensive collection of War Art[?].

The three most recent heads of the War Museum are:

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