This site is created for collectors of mainly composition vintage toy soldiers produced by great toy makers of the past: Elastolin, Hausser, Lineol, Durso, Kienel, Starlux, Leyla, Schusso, Armee, Trico, Duro, Durolin, NB, Triumph, GJ and many others.

Toy soldiers and real battles: Italian Army during World War II

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Italian Army during World War II

Nearly four million Italians served in the Italian Royal Army during the Second World War. Nearly one half of a million Italians (including civilians) died between June 1940 and May 1945. The Royal Army suffered 161,729 casualties between 10 June 1940 and 8 September 1943 in the war against the Allies. These composition soldiers are produced by Elastolin and Lineol (you can also notice one Italian officer produced by NF (Italy)). It is interesting that these Italian soldiers produced in 30s are "wearing" two types of helmets: the M15 Adrian helmet and the M33 that was designed later in 30s.


  1. Hello, I just came across many toy soldiers made by NF Italy, could you tell me any information on them? I’m having a hard time. Thanks

    1. NF - Nardi Fratelli (Milan) founded 1946