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Showing posts with label Soviet Union. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Soviet Union. Show all posts

Monday, July 1, 2019

Catalog of Soviet toy soldiers made in USSR in 1920-1940

Catalog of Soviet tin, metal, rubber and paper toy soldiers made in Soviet Russia in 1920-1940 (8th edition  by Ivanov M.S. Moscow 2016).

Please use the link below to download the catalog:

Thursday, May 23, 2019

WW2: Battle of the Caucasus

The Battle of the Caucasus is a name given to a series of Axis and Soviet operations in the Caucasus area on the Eastern Front of World War II. On 25 July 1942, German troops captured Rostov-on-Don, Russia, opening the Caucasus region of the southern Soviet Union, and the oil fields beyond at Maikop, Grozny, and ultimately Baku, to the Germans. Two days prior, Adolf Hitler issued a directive to launch such an operation into the Caucasus region, to be named Operation Edelweiß. German forces were compelled to withdraw from the area that winter as Operation Little Saturn threatened to cut them off. Red Army marines (Pegasus) are capturing the Wehrmacht Hanomag SdKfz 251 crew (Toy soldiers of San Diego).

Monday, May 13, 2019

Pershing II and SS-20 ballistic missiles

The Pershing II Weapon System was a solid-fueled two-stage ballistic missile designed and built by Martin Marietta to replace the Pershing 1a Field Artillery Missile System as the United States Army's primary nuclear-capable theater-level weapon. The U.S. Army replaced the Pershing 1a with the Pershing II Weapon System in 1983, while the German Air Force retained Pershing 1a until all Pershings were eliminated in 1991. The SS-20 Saber (RSD-10 Pioneer) was an intermediate-range ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead, deployed by the Soviet Union from 1976 to 1988. It carried GRAU designation 15Ж45 (15Zh45). Its NATO reporting name was SS-20 Saber.
The  ballistic missile models are from the Dresden Bundeswehr Military History Museum.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

The NVA - DDR army soldiers

The NVA (National People's Army) was the armed forces of the German Democratic Republic (DDR) from 1956 to 1990. The NVA soldiers, produced by DDR PGH Effelder (VEB Spielzeugland Mengersgereuth), are photographed at Bundeswehr Military History Museum.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Russian cossacks : 9th of May 1945 - Victory Day

9th of May 1945 - The Victory Day

The Victory Day is a holiday that commemorates the surrender of Nazi Germany in 1945. It was first inaugurated in the 15 republics of the Soviet Union, following the signing of the German Instrument of Surrender late in the evening on 8 May 1945 (after midnight, thus on 9 May Moscow Time). The Soviet government announced the victory early on 9 May after the signing ceremony in Berlin.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

King & Country's Soviets at War : 1941 - 1945

King & Country's Soviets at War : 1941 - 1945.

Please use the link below to download the catalog (12 pages pdf):

Friday, February 15, 2019

Finnish ski troops (Britains)

Ski troops played a key role in the successes of the Finnish war effort against the Soviet Union during the Winter War in 1939 ( 30 November 1939 – 13 March 1940). Forested, rural terrain with no roads was used by Finnish ski troops with great success against the advancing mechanized Soviet troops.
These Britains made soldiers are from the Museu Militar do Porto's collection.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Battle of Stalingrad (Part 2)

The Battle of Stalingrad (23 August 1942 – 2 February 1943) . More photos.The photographed soldiers are from different makers (Airfix, Engineer Basevich, Pegasus and Marx).

Sunday, October 7, 2018

7th of October - DDR Republic Day (Tag der Republik)

The day commemorates October 7, 1949, when the German Democratic Republic (DDR) was constituted on the territory of the Soviet Occupation Zone.Since the seventies,DDR Nationale Volksarmee toy soldiers were made of plastic for the DDR toy shops at the PGH Effelder (VEB Spielzeugland Mengersgereuth). The figures were made in various camouflage paintings in the early years, they were later painted, until the end of the GDR, in a uniform olive-green uniform with only a few details.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Russian partisans ambush German soldiers supported by a Kübelwagen...

Germans suddenly were ambushed by Russian partisans...No prisoners were taken.
German soldiers are made by British Deetail (70s/80s) and Russian are created by DGN China (2000s)

Sunday, September 30, 2018

The "Big Three" at the Yalta Conference

The Yalta Conference, also known as the Crimea Conference and code-named the Argonaut Conference, held from 4 to 11 February 1945, was the World War II meeting of the heads of government of the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union for the purpose of discussing Germany and Europe's postwar reorganization. The three states were represented by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Premier Joseph Stalin, respectively. The "Big Three" figures are produced by Durso in 1946.

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...