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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Kienel Berlin : Trenches and Terrain 1938

Recently, I have acquired this  set of trenches and bunkers produced by Kienrl Berlin in 1938. This is a really strong line of defense !

Friday, April 16, 2021

Lineol German casualty and injured figures

Contrary to a popular myth, German Wehrmacht casualty and injured figures were produced by Lineol in great quantity (Germany 30s).

Thursday, April 15, 2021

1942 USSR military DIY paper toys book

Military toys by Kalinina N.: Guide to homemade toys. For preschool. age. - [Moscow]: Detgiz, 1942 (Kirov). - 16 p., 12 illustrations.

The book is available here:

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Belgian Armed Forces post 1945

The harsh lessons of World War II made collective security a priority for Belgian foreign policy. In March 1948 Belgium signed the Treaty of Brussels, and then joined NATO in 1948. However the integration of the armed forces into NATO did not begin until after the Korean War, to which Belgium (in co-operation with Luxembourg) sent a detachment known as the Belgian United Nations Command. These Belgian army composition soldiers (Scale 7.5 cm) wearing US uniform were produced by Durso (Belgium) in 50s. The US tinplate tank was found in an Indian souvenirs shop :)...

Friday, April 9, 2021

WW2 French army motorcyclists from DC

These WW2 French army motoclysts (Scale 7.5 cm) made of flour plaster were produced by DOMAGE et Cie (DC) (Paris, France) in 30s/50s. The figurines are very fragile. It's better not to drop them.