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Showing posts with label Franco-Prussian War. Show all posts
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Saturday, October 5, 2019

Tin toy soldiers in Franco-Prussian War

The Franco-Prussian War was a conflict between the Second French Empire and the German states of the North German Confederation led by the Kingdom of Prussia. Lasting from 19 July 1870 to 28 January 1871, the conflict was caused by Prussian ambitions to extend German unification and French fears of the shift in the European balance of power that would result if the Prussians succeeded.These tin toy soldiers are presented at the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History.


Thursday, July 25, 2019

Nice set of Franco-Prussian war paper soldiers

Nice set of Franco-Prussian war paper soldiers.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Wooden toy horses and soldiers of the Prussian field artillery

Wooden toy horses and soldiers of the Prussian field artillery (German Empire, c 1900).
These horses and soldiers are missing a limber, a transport wagon, and a gun. Horses, carts and soldiers on horseback were a common sights in the streets until World War I.
This toy was thus a reflection of everyday life. At the same time, however, toys such as this taught small children about the prominent social status of the military. These soldiers are presented by the Dresden Bundeswehr Military History Museum.


Saturday, March 9, 2019

French regiments of zouaves

By 1853, the French Army included three regiments of zouaves. Each of the three line regiments of zouaves was allocated to a different province of Algeria, where their depots and peace-time garrisons were located. The Crimean War was the first service which the regiments saw outside Algeria. They subsequently served as effective light infantry in the Franco-Austrian War of 1859, the Mexican Intervention (1864–66) and the Franco-Prussian War (1870). The distinctive dress and dash of the zouaves made them well known outside France and they were frequently portrayed in the illustrated publications of the period. The 2nd Zouaves (popularly known as "the Jackals of Oran") had their eagle decorated with the Legion d' Honneur following the Battle of Magenta in 1859. 
 These soldiers are made by Stone Castle (UK) in 1989.




Friday, March 10, 2017

Visiting Museum of Military History in Vienna, Austria (March 2017)

The Museum of Military History – Military History Institute (German: Heeresgeschichtliches Museum – Militärhistorisches Institut) in Vienna is the leading museum of the Austrian Armed Forces. It documents the history of Austrian military affairs through a wide range of exhibits comprising, above all, weapons, armours, tanks, aeroplanes, uniforms, flags, paintings, medals and badges of honour, photographs, battleship models, and documents.




Saturday, May 9, 2015

Berlin in May 2015

It was a really great trip to Berlin..Many interesting places for war history enthusiasts to visit. Just to name a few : Treptower Park, Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Victory Column, Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin Wall...






Sunday, December 9, 2007

The Museum of the Army (Musée de l'Armée) , the Tomb of Napoleon and the Artillery Day (Paris France - December 2007)

The Musée de l'Armée was created in 1905 with the merger of the Musée d'Artillerie and the Musée Historique de l'Armée.The Musée de l'artillerie (Museum of Artillery - "artillerie" meaning all things related to weapons) was founded in 1795 in the aftermath of the French Revolution, and expanded under Napoleon. It was moved into the Hôtel des Invalides in 1871, immediately following the Franco-Prussian War and the proclamation of the Third Republic. Another institution called the Musée historique de l'Armée (Historical Museum of the Army) was created in 1896 following the Paris World Fair. The two institutions merged in 1905 within the space of the former Musée de l'Artillerie. Today, it holds 500,000 artifacts, including weapons, armour, artillery, uniforms, emblems and paintings, exhibited in an area of 12,000 m². The permanent collections are organised into "historical collections", representing a chronological tour from ancient times through the end of World War II.