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Monday, May 16, 2022

Royal Italian Army (Regio Esercito)

My little Italian army includes composition 70mm soldiers produced by different makers: Elastolin, Lineol, Lineol Duscha, Nardi and Durso.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Hausser Flugzeugabwehrkanone and Elastolin Flak soldiers

German WW2 Hausser Flugzeugabwehrkanone (Anti-aircraft gun) with a searchlight projector and Elastolin Flak crew composition soldiers (70 mm) produced in 30s.

Friday, May 13, 2022

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

German spring offensive

Britains Deetail toy soldiers were a popular product in the 1970s and 1980s. Manufactured in England by W. Britain, the 1/32 (54mm) scale plastic figures were finished with hand painted details and came with sturdy Zamak metal bases. The first Britains Deetail figures produces were based upon WW2 American and German infantry. Some photos of German infantry figures, Kettenkrad (Sd.Kfz.2) half track and Kubelwagen (Type 82) scout car produced by Britains Deetail.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Belgian Rijkswacht/Gendarmerie composition soldiers

After obtaining its independence in 1830, the new Belgian state created its own national Rijkswacht/Gendarmerie on the basis of the already existing constabulary.From its creation, the Rijkswacht/Gendarmerie was formally part of the Belgian Army. During the Second World War, the Rijkswacht/Gendarmerie was restricted to the role of administrative and legal police force, primarily concerned with road traffic. Durso 5cm composition soldiers from 40s (made in Belgium).

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Victory in Europe Day

Victory in Europe Day is the day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces on Tuesday, 8 May 1945. Many former Soviet countries celebrate on 9 May, marking the end of World War II in Europe. Several countries observe public holidays on the day each year, also called Victory Over Fascism Day, Liberation Day or Victory Day. In the UK it is often abbreviated to VE Day, or V-E Day in the US.