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Monday, September 28, 2020

Fröha Advertising Posters

Old Fröha posters advertising Wehrmacht composition toy soldiers.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Lenin makes a speech...1920

Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky were close both ideologically and personally during the Russian Revolution and its aftermath, and some call Trotsky its "co-leader". Trotsky was the paramount leader of the Red Army in the direct aftermath of the Revolutionary period.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Boer War Postcards

Very large numbers of anti-British postcards were produced, particularly in France and Germany.
This postcard lampoons the British forces as toy soldiers being despatched by the Boers, using their "long Toms" or long range artillery.Source (

Visiting lime kilns at Blarney castle with plastic soldiers...

Lime kilns are structures in which limestone was heated to a high temperature to produce quicklime. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Templars in Ireland : 800th anniversary

Officially the Knights Templar arrived in Ireland in September 1220, though documents pertaining to individual Knights Templar in Ireland go back as far as 1177. The first knights may well have entered Ireland with Strongbow's Anglo-Normans. It is debatable whether this constitutes an involvement of the order or (more likely) of individual knights. These plastic knights produced by Biplant were photographed in Wicklow mountains:)


Monday, September 21, 2020