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Friday, October 18, 2019

Elastolin Reichswehr soldiers making Stechmarsch/Gänsemarsch (Goose Step)

The goose step (Gänsemarsch) is a special marching step performed on formal military parades and other ceremonies. While marching in parade formation, troops swing their legs in unison off the ground while keeping each leg rigidly straight.The step originated in Prussian military drill in the mid-18th century and was called the Stechschritt (literally, "piercing step") or Stechmarsch. German military advisors spread the tradition to Russia in the 19th century, and the Soviets spread it around the world in the 20th century. Apparently, standing on only one leg reminded soldiers of how geese often stand. The term was later applied to the German Stechschritt during World War I and is nowadays heavily associated with Nazi Germany in many English-speaking countries. These Reichswehr toy soldiers are produced by Elastolin in 1932 - 1934 (Germany). You can also see the Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918  





Thursday, October 17, 2019

Explosive bursts and German composite soldiers

These Explosive bursts and injured German composite soldiers are produced by Elastolin, Leyla and Lineol in 30s ..The Elastolin burst is battery operated !



Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Fokker Dr1 Dreidecker and 'the Red Baron' - Manfred Von Richtofen (Part II)

Fokker Dr1 Dreidecker and 'the Red Baron' - Manfred Von Richtofen (Part II). The pilot figure is produced by Froha (Germany). German bivouac soldiers are from different German makers : Elastolin, Schusso.



Sunday, September 22, 2019

Fokker Dr1 Dreidecker and 'the Red Baron' - Manfred Von Richtofen,

The original Fokker Dr1 Dreidecker, a German World War One fighter plane, was made famous by Manfred Von Richtofen, 'The Red Baron'. He downed at least 70 allied pilots until his death on April 21, 1918, Vaux-sur-Somme, France. This Fokker Dr1 Dreidecker (1/32 scale model) is made by New Ray US (The "Classic Planes" Series) . The pilot figure is produced by Froha (Germany). German bivouac soldiers are from different German makers : Elastolin, Schusso.







Saturday, September 14, 2019

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Visiting the Irish Military War Museum with Elastolin soldiers ...

Visiting the Irish Military War Museum (Starinagh, Collon Co.Meath) with Elastolin soldiers ... The museum left a very positive impression. Really recommend visiting..More photos are to follow...





Saturday, September 7, 2019

Sd.Kfz. 251 at the Irish Military War Museum

The Sd.Kfz. 251 half-track was a World War II German armored fighting vehicle designed by the Hanomag company, based on its earlier, unarmored Sd.Kfz. 11 vehicle. The Sd.Kfz. 251 was designed to transport the Panzergrenadier into battle.


This Sd.Kfz. 251 of Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler was brought to the museum from Czech Republic

My German Army Elastolin toy soldier..


The Sd.Kfz. 251 African Corps Scale Model presented at the museum.


Saturday, August 31, 2019

Friday, August 30, 2019

War Games in the Great Military Orphanage in Potsdam (Germany 1930s).

War Games: In the educational institutions of the National Socialists, the offspring should be brought early on line. The picture shows children in the 1930s in the Great Military Orphanage in Potsdam (Germany).

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Gescha Panzer I Tank in North Africa

Design of the Panzer I began in 1932 and mass production began in 1934. Intended only as a training tank to introduce the concept of armored warfare to the German Army, the Panzer I saw combat in North Africa during the Second World War. This Gescha tank from my collection and Elastolin panzer officers were produced in 30s







Monday, August 26, 2019

German war toys in a window display case in Bucharest (July 1941)

 The German toy industry was already able to generate high turnover with glorifying toys since the National Socialists seized power in 1933. Here, in July 1941, passers-by look at German war toys in a window display case in Bucharest. Bildarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz/Hanns Hubmann Militärspielzeug nach 1945: Der Krieg unterm Bett : Spiegel Online 26.06.2013






Sunday, August 18, 2019

The Lochnagar crater in Flanders Fields...(Part 2)

The Lochnagar mine south of the village of La Boisselle in the Somme département was an underground explosive charge, secretly planted by the British during the First World War, ready for 1 July 1916, the first day on the Somme. The mine was dug by the Tunnelling Companies of the Royal Engineers under a German field fortification known as Schwabenhöhe (Swabian Height). The British named the mine after Lochnagar Street, the British trench from which the gallery was driven. The charge at Lochnagar was one of 19 mines that were placed beneath the German lines on the British section of the Somme front, to assist the infantry advance at the start of the battle. The mine was sprung at 7:28 a.m. on 1 July 1916 and left a crater 98 ft (30 m) deep and 330 ft (100 m) wide, which was captured and held by British troops. The attack on either flank was defeated by German small-arms and artillery fire, except on the extreme right flank and just south of La Boisselle, north of the Lochnagar Crater. The crater has been preserved as a memorial and a religious service is held each 1 July.







Contemporary British aerial photograph showing the crater and trenches

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Visiting the Citadel of Lille with Elastolin French Army soldiers ...

The Citadel of Lille (French: Citadelle de Lille; Dutch: Citadel van Rijsel) is a pentagonal citadel of the city wall of Lille, in France. It was built between 1667-1670 by Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, Marquis de Vauban, (1 May 1633 – 30 March 1707). Dubbed "Queen of the citadels" (Reine des citadelles) by Vauban, it is one of the most notable citadels designed by Vauban. It is remarkable for its size, the quality of the architecture, and the state of preservation today. Its various components have been classified as historic monuments in 1914, 1921 and 1934 respectively.