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Friday, January 21, 2022

NVA composition soldiers from PGH Effelder

These composition DDR army (NVA - Nationale Volksarmee) soldiers were produced by PGH Effelder in the late 60s.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Royal Canadian Mounted Police dog sled ❄️❄️❄️๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Composition Royal Canadian Mounted Police dog sled produced in Belgium in 50s . Probably by Durso.(Source: eBay).

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Lineol Artilleriestand verdeckt

Starting from 1933, LINEOL offered a comprehensive range of bunkers, trenches, gun ditches and shelters, etc. These accessories certainly increased the play value for the comprehensive Lineol offer of fighting composition toy soldiers. The walkways and shelters were designed to be combined with each other in any way. Lineol continued its production of fortifications till 1939. This Lineol artillery positions (Lineol Artilleriestand verdeckt 5/526) are presented in the Lineol Export Catalog in 1937. At this photos you can also see Elastolin and Lineol soldiers representing Belgian and British armies. The cannon is made by Marklin.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

St. Mary's Abbey remains in Trim ๐Ÿ’ฃ๐Ÿ’ฃ๐Ÿ’ฃ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ☘️☘️☘️

The diocese of Trim was comparatively small and the Bishop of Trim often served as the Abbott of St. Mary's. The abbey had many incarnations over the centuries but the ruins today are from the abbey built in 1368 and operated by the Augustinian order. Just north-west of the St Mary’s Abbey building is the 40m Yellow Steeple, of Trim Castle in Trim, Meath. It takes its name from the colour of the stonework at dusk.Once the bell tower of the abbey, dating from 1368 but destroyed by Oliver Cromwell’s soldiers in 1649. Cromwell met the Irish soldiers coming from Trim at a hill and he drove the Irish back. After some years the hill was been dug up and they found many human bones. It was called Cromwell's hill.


Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Russian WW1 Christmas postcard๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ

Happy New Year! [Petrograd: edition of N.I. Butkovskaya, between 1914 and 1917] (Publishing house "Contemporary Art").