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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

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Cool Toy Soldiers Review - Documentary (Science Channel)

Cool Toy Soldiers Review - Documentary film (Science Channel).

The author tells the story of the creation of soldiers from antiquity to the present day. Materials, models and collections of toy soldiers are all about this film.

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Lineol UK army soldiers

German company Lineol produced also many composition soldiers of foreign armies. These WW1 UK army soldiers were exported to the United Kingdom and the United States in 30s.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Robin Hood vs. Sheriff of Nottingham

Great battle between Robin Hood's and the Shriff of Nottingham people... Plastic soldiers from LOD.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Paper soldiers : Adolf Hitler with staff, flag and standard

Sheet of twenty one images of German soldiers and commanders, arranged in three rows, to be cut out; Adolf Hitler in top row at centre; a soldier holding a 'Deutschland Erwache' ('Germany Awake') standard in second row at far left and another carrying a flag with swastika at far right; soldiers marching with nazi salute in third row.These paper soldiers were printed in Germany in 30s/40s. (The British Museum, London).


Sunday, September 13, 2020

Ernst Heinkel, his son Ernst August Heinkel and model of Heinkel He 111

Professor Heinkel, the world-famous aircraft designer himself, his son Ernst August and the model of a He 111. 22.05.1941. Source (

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Vikings at Dublinia Museum (Dublin, Ireland)

Nice vikings were spotted at Dublinia Museum in Dublin. Dublinia is a historical recreation museum in Dublin focusing on the Viking and Medieval history.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Elastolin Fuhrergruppe/Generalstab sets

In 30s Elastolin produced Fuhrergruppe/Generalstab sets of composition "personality figures" that included Hitler (German Chancellor and Nazi dictator), Göring, Großadmiral Raeder, and Generalfeldmarschall von Mackensen in Hussar uniform. These sets were described in Elastolin catalogs and contained 8 or 10 figures. The sets included also the figure of General von Blomberg that became a generic General figure after he was forced to retire in 1938, and the figure of Mussolini . You can also see the Fuhrer's personal standard bearer. 


Tuesday, September 8, 2020

WW1 battle of the Somme (Tank attack) lego stop motion. Battle of Flers–Courcelette

The Battle of Flers–Courcelette (15 to 22 September 1916) was fought during the Battle of the Somme in France, by the French Sixth Army and the British Fourth Army and Reserve Army, against the German 1st Army, during the First World War. The Anglo-French attack of 15 September began the third period of the Battle of the Somme but by its conclusion on 22 September, the strategic objective of a decisive victory had not been achieved. 
History brickfilm about the first ever tank attack in the war history. Great war, 1916, Battle of Flers–Courcelette (part of the Somme battle)

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