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Saturday, June 6, 2020

Chasseurs Ardennais - Durso (1940)

The Bataillon de Chasseurs Ardennais (English: Ardennes Chasseur Battalion) is an infantry formation in the Land Component of the Belgian Armed Forces. The unit, currently at battalion strength, is a part of the Motorized Brigade. Within the context of military history, the French language term chasseur (literally "hunter") usually denotes light or mounted infantry. The unit was formed in 1933 when the 10th Regiment of the Line was renamed the Regiment de Chasseurs Ardennais, which it remained until 2011 when it was reduced to a battalion. It is named after the heavily forested and hilly Ardennes region of Belgium.
This nice set of Chasseurs Ardennais composition soldiers was produced by Durso in 1940. I think it was one of the best works of Mr. Klimov.

Soldiers of the Chasseurs Ardennais, pictured in 1940

Friday, June 5, 2020

SS (Steamship) Nomadic (1911) on display in Belfast's Titanic Quarter.

SS Nomadic is a former tender of the White Star Line, launched on 25 April 1911 in Belfast now on display in Belfast's Titanic Quarter. She was built to transfer passengers and mail to and from RMS Olympic and RMS Titanic, and is the only surviving White Star Line vessel in existence today.
These navy officers are produced by Solido and Triumf (Belgium in 50s)

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Yo ho ho ! It's Friday tomorrow !

Fifteen men on the dead man's chest, Yo ho ho, and a bottle of rum! Drink and the devil had done for the rest, Yo ho ho, and a bottle of rum!

DDR NVA toy soldiers and a military truck.

These DDR NVA toy soldiers produced by PGH Effelder and the military LKW truck are presented at Dresden Bundeswehr Military History Museum.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Franco-Prussian War at Dresden Bundeswehr Military History Museum

The Franco-Prussian War or Franco-German War,[a] often referred to in France as the War of 1870, was a conflict between the Second French Empire (and later, the Third French Republic) and the German states of the North German Confederation led by the Kingdom of Prussia. Lasting from 19 July 1870 to 28 January 1871, the conflict was caused by Prussian ambitions to expand German unification and French fears of the shift in the European balance of power that would result if the Prussians succeeded.

German traditional Bergmann wooden figurines

A Bergmann figure is a traditional Christmas decoration that is today made by the Erzgebirge craftsmanship in Saxony. The motifs of this Erzgebirge wood art have a close connection to mining and the mining working and living environment. Classic products are figures of miners , nutcrackers , Christmas angel , candle arches ,wooden caterpillars , smokers , music boxes and wings pyramids . To date, they are mainly manufactured entirely by hand in small craft businesses by wooden toy makers.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Burying treasures on a nice summer day...

In reality, pirates burying treasure was rare. The only pirate known to have actually buried treasure was William Kidd, who is believed to have buried at least some of his wealth on Gardiners Island near Long Island before sailing into New York City.