Friday, April 3, 2020

Arado Ar 234 : Scale model 1/48

This scale model of the Arado Ar 234 Blitz is presented at the Bastogne War Museum (Belgium). The Arado Ar 234 Blitz,the world's first operational jet-powered bomber, was produced in limited numbers and used almost entirely in the reconnaissance role. In its few uses as a bomber it proved to be nearly impossible to intercept. It was the last Luftwaffe aircraft to fly over the UK during the war, in April 1945.

Engravings from Wolff de Senftenberg’s book “L'Art de l'Artillerie”..

Nice artillery engravings from Wolff de Senftenberg’s book “L'Art de l'Artillerie”. Late 16th century. Wolff de Senftenberg served as  an artillery commander in Dantzig (Danzig, Poland).

Thursday, April 2, 2020

My German machine guns from 30s

These German machine guns for roll caps (amorce bands)  were produced by Edor and Hausser/Elastolin in 30s. Their design reminds the German machine gun - Maschinengewehr 08(MG-08) that was the German Army's standard machine gun during World War I

Friday, March 27, 2020

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿Have a nice weekend !

This WW1 postcard with toy soldiers was printed in England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 . It says “Young England” ..

Fighting for the Stalingrad Tractor Plant

This diorama, representing fierce fighting at the  Stalingrad Tractor Plant during the Battle of Stalingrad (23 August 1942 – 2 February 1943),  is displayed at T-34 Tank History Museum located near the town of Dmitrov (Russia).

Thursday, March 26, 2020

🇬🇧⚔️⚔️⚔️British Society of the model toy soldiers collectors (1939)

Members  of the British Model Soldier Club are demonstrating  hundreds of toy lead soldiers depicting troops from biblical, medieval and modern times. I noticed some soldiers and cannons made by Britains. ->

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Saturday, March 21, 2020

21st of March ..The Spring Offensives of 1918...

The WW1 Spring Offensives of 1918 were Germany’s last attempt to defeat the British and French armies on the Western Front. The German offensive code-named Michael opened on 21 March 1918. At 4:20am, 6,473 guns and 3,532 mortars began a devastating bombardment and five hours later the infantry advanced. The assault divisions had been allocated the best equipment, horses and fittest men and had completed four weeks’ special training in state-of-the-art infiltration tactics. Great care had been taken to achieve surprise. Tactically, results were impressive: 255 km² were overrun on the first day. By the time the offensive was ended on 5 April, the Germans had captured 3,100 km² and taken 90,000 prisoners. At these photos you can see the Schusso composite cavalrymen and the tinplate Märklin tank produced in 30s.

Friday, March 20, 2020

King & Country: Anzacs at War 🇦🇺🇹🇷💥💥💥⚔️⚔️⚔️

The Light Horse played a crucial role in the Battle of Beersheba on 31 October 1917. Here you can see the battle between the Australian mounted troops and Turkish Army in miniatures.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧My World War II British Army entry control point

These World War II British Army soldiers were produced by different Belgian composition soldier makers of 40s/50s : Durso, Nazaire Beeusaert (NB) and Triumf. You can also see the "liberated" German minewerfer made by Tippco.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

German troops at the Battle of Kursk

This diorama, representing the Battle of Kursk campaign of 1943, is displayed at T-34 Tank History Museum located near the town of Dmitrov (Russia).

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