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: May 2022

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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Sunday, May 29, 2022

O Deutschland hoch in Ehren..

"O Deutschland hoch in Ehren" is a patriotic German song written by Ludwig Bauer (1832–1910) in 1859 and set to music by Henry Hugh Pierson. The WW1 German postcard and Lineol 65 mm composition attacking drummer (Sturmtrommler) produced in 1932/33.

Friday, May 27, 2022

Russian Civil War 1918 -1921

The Russian Civil War was to tear Russia apart for three years – between 1918 and 1921. The civil war occurred because after November 1917 Communist Revolution, many groups had formed that opposed Lenin's Bolsheviks. These groups included monarchists, militarists, and, for a short time, foreign nations. The composition Cossacks are produced by Neumann (Belgium) and E.J.M. (Mexico) in 30s. The burning house is made by Lineol (Germany).

Monday, May 23, 2022

Britains Deetail WWII U.S. Infantry Recoilless Rifle Team

This WWII U.S. infantry M20 recoilless rifle team was produced by Britains in the 1970s. The M20 recoilless rifle is a U.S. 75 mm caliber recoilless rifle T21E12 that was used during the last months of the Second World War.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

VB Victor Bonnet tinplate tank

Vebe (Paris, France) started manafacturing toys in the early 1920s, as the V.B. Company (Victor Bonnet) and produced excellent pre-war windup toys that are quite scarce today. French army composition 70mm soldiers produced by Elastolin and Lineol.

Friday, May 20, 2022

Kampf und Sieg

WWII German Fight and Victory (Kampf und Sieg) board game. Publisher Jos.Scholz (30s).

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Hausser Flugzeugabwehrkanone and Elastolin Flak soldiers (Part 2)

German WW2 Hausser Flugzeugabwehrkanone (Anti-aircraft gun) with a searchlight projector and Elastolin Flak crew composition soldiers (70 mm) produced in 30s.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Hausser Flugzeugabwehrkanone and Elastolin Flak soldiers

German WW2 Hausser Flugzeugabwehrkanone (Anti-aircraft gun) with a searchlight projector and Elastolin Flak crew composition soldiers (70 mm) produced in 30s.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

German spring offensive

Britains Deetail toy soldiers were a popular product in the 1970s and 1980s. Manufactured in England by W. Britain, the 1/32 (54mm) scale plastic figures were finished with hand painted details and came with sturdy Zamak metal bases. The first Britains Deetail figures produces were based upon WW2 American and German infantry. Some photos of German infantry figures, Kettenkrad (Sd.Kfz.2) half track and Kubelwagen (Type 82) scout car produced by Britains Deetail.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Belgian Rijkswacht/Gendarmerie composition soldiers

After obtaining its independence in 1830, the new Belgian state created its own national Rijkswacht/Gendarmerie on the basis of the already existing constabulary.From its creation, the Rijkswacht/Gendarmerie was formally part of the Belgian Army. During the Second World War, the Rijkswacht/Gendarmerie was restricted to the role of administrative and legal police force, primarily concerned with road traffic. Durso 5cm composition soldiers from 40s (made in Belgium).

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Victory in Europe Day

Victory in Europe Day is the day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces on Tuesday, 8 May 1945. Many former Soviet countries celebrate on 9 May, marking the end of World War II in Europe. Several countries observe public holidays on the day each year, also called Victory Over Fascism Day, Liberation Day or Victory Day. In the UK it is often abbreviated to VE Day, or V-E Day in the US.