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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 (https://www.historyworkshop.org.uk)

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

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.




Please use the link below to watch the video:

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).