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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Belgian army artillery crew operating the British BL 5.5-inch Medium Gun

Belgian army artillery crew operating the British BL 5.5-inch Medium Gun. The artillery crew in produced by Durso in the end of 40s/50s. You can notice that the Belgian army soldiers from Durso are wearing the American uniform. In the end of 40s, Durso changed the uniform of its Belgian army toy soldiers moving from the previous British uniform (Free Belgian forces) to the US one. The BL 5.5-inch Medium Gun is produced by Crescent in 50s (Great Britain).

CBG Mignot WW1 tin soldiers catalog

1914-1918, the CBG Mignot ( Soldats de plomb) First World War 12 pages catalog presenting French and foreign regiments, historical figures, dioramas, teams and vehicles from the First World War.

Please use the link below to download the catalog:

Saturday, October 19, 2019

L’Omnibus Illustre (19 January 1890)

The French magazine L’Omnibus Illustre cover depicting the German Emperor Wilhelm II kids playing with a castle and toy soldiers (19th January 1890) . 

King & Country : Destination Dunkirk !

King & Country : Destination Dunkirk ! The Battle of Dunkirk (French: Bataille de Dunkerque) was fought in Dunkirk (Dunkerque)France, during the Second World War, between the Allies and Nazi Germany. As the Allies were losing the Battle of France on the Western Front, the Battle of Dunkirk was the defence and evacuation to Britain of British and other Allied forces in Europe from 26 May to 4 June 1940.

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Le depart pour le front

The French postcard “Le depart pour le front” (departure for the front)  from 20s. Have a nice weekend!