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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Saturday, September 21, 2019

American Presidents from Louis Marx and Company

The set of US miniature presidential figures that was issued by toy manufacturer Louis Marx and Company in the 1950s and 1960s. I have some of these Marx presidents figures produced in Hong Kong.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

King & Country's : The Six-day war

King & Country's : The Six-day war that is also known as the June War, 1967 Arab–Israeli War, or Third Arab–Israeli War, was fought between 5 and 10 June 1967 by Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt ( the United Arab Republic), Jordan, and Syria.

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Friday, May 17, 2019

The Ultimate Toy Soldier Collection

A Brooklyn lawyer admits he's guilty of loving military history. As CBS2's Lisa Rozner reported, his law offices are like museums, with his collection of thousands of Civil War military figurines. So along with legal advice, his clients can take a trip back in time (CBS New York)

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.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Toy Soldiers Reveal a Mysterious Past

Toy Soldiers Reveal a Mysterious Past
Clip: Season 10 Episode 5 | 15m 35s

 Growing up in Detroit during WWII, Jim played toy soldiers with his best friend, Fritz. The toys they played with bared a special mark “Lineol – Germany.” Jim vividly remembers on a summer afternoon in 1943 hearing a newspaper boy yell “Extra! Nazi spy ring broken in Detroit!” Fritz’s family soon moved away and Jim never saw him again. Was Fritz’s father a Nazi spy? Jim asks

Eduardo to find out.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Battle of Bataan (7 January – 9 April 1942)

The Battle of Bataan (7 January – 9 April 1942) represented the most intense phase of Imperial Japan's invasion of the Philippines during World War II. In January 1942, forces of the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy invaded Luzon along with several islands in the Philippine Archipelago after the bombing of the American naval base at Pearl Harbor.
The Japanese army soldiers are from BMC and Marx. The tank is produced by Gescha (Germany 30s).

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945)

The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945) was a major battle in which the United States Marine Corps landed on and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) during World War II. The American invasion, designated Operation Detachment, had the goal of capturing the entire island, including the three Japanese-controlled airfields (including the South Field and the Central Field), to provide a staging area for attacks on the Japanese main islands.This five-week battle comprised some of the fiercest and bloodiest fighting of the Pacific War of World War II. (BMC and Safari US soldiers, Willys Jeep and M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage from New Ray).

Sunday, February 10, 2019

WW1: US Navy Landing Force

During World War I Marines served as a part of the American Expeditionary Force under General Pershing when America entered into the war on 6 April 1917.  During the war, the Marines, fighting on the Western Front in France, fought at the battle at Belleau Wood in mid-1918.
The photographed toy soldiers are produced by German makers - Lineol and Elastolin (late 20s, early 30s).

Sunday, January 27, 2019

American Civil War

The American Civil War was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865.The Civil War is the most studied and written about episode in U.S. history.Primarily as a result of the long-standing controversy over the enslavement of black people, war broke out in April 1861 when secessionist forces attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina shortly after Abraham Lincoln had been inaugurated as the President of the United States. The loyalists of the Union in the North proclaimed support for the Constitution. They faced secessionists of the Confederate States in the South, who advocated for states' rights to uphold slavery. 

 These unionists and confederates are from different makers (CBG Mignot, Britains and others) (The Museu Mlitar do Porto).

Thursday, December 6, 2018

The US declares war on Austria-Hungary, 7 December 1917

The 1917 United States declaration of war on Austria-Hungary, officially House Joint Resolution 169, was a resolution adopted by the United States Congress declaring that a state of war existed between the United States of America and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It followed, by eight months, the earlier declaration of war against Germany that had brought the United States into World War I. Enacted on December 7, 1917 and coming into effect the same day, it was officially terminated in 1921, three years after the effective capitulation of Austria-Hungary. The photographed soldiers are produced by Duro.The cannon is made by Karl Bub in Bavaria.

The front page of the December 8, 1917 issue of the Washington Herald; news of the war declaration was overshadowed by the devastating Halifax Explosion, the third-largest non-nuclear explosion in history.

Frank Holland, John Bull Magazine (1917)

Monday, November 5, 2018

Vive la France ! Vive la libertie ! French army,wine and WW 1 ...

Nick Johnson wrote in his  article "World War I, Part 1: The French Army and Wine" that "Alcohol was a key part of the French war experience; it was part of daily life in the trenches." I really recommend you to read this article. It gives a very interesting view on the WW1 history from anti-alcohol policies implemented in French, German, American and British armies. These brave French "poilu" soldiers and Zouaves on the photos are made by Elastolin, Lineol and Kienel in 20s/30s.