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Showing posts with label Wehrmacht. Show all posts
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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 !



Thursday, September 19, 2019

Different models of WW2 German Wehrmacht vehicles presented at Guernsey German Occupation Museum.

Different models of WW2 German Wehrmacht vehicles presented at Guernsey German Occupation Museum.

Krupp Protze Kfz 70 truck,Sd.Kfz. 8 artillery tractor  and the German military band bus (Dennis Falcon No 11 bus was commandeered for the German military band during the Guernsey occupation ).
Renault FT 17 tank captured by Germans - Beutepanzer

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 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.


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







Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Strange Inheritance: Toy soldier fortune

A Wall Street broker leaves his kids hundreds of thousands of dollars in antique toy soldiers and a difficult mission.





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Sunday, August 11, 2019

King & Country: Berlin 38

King & Country: Berlin 38 In the 12 years during which Hitler’s Third Reich existed virtually every person who belonged to any military, para military or civilian organization in Germany wore a uniform! Over the years King & Country has reproduced in miniature many of the most famous (and infamous) of these National Socialist organizations as well as a veritable “rogues gallery” of their leaders.




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Sunday, July 28, 2019

King&Country: Rommel in Africa

For almost 20 years King&Country has been designing and producing Afrika Korps figures, fighting vehicles and aircraft. What is it about these particular WW2 German soldiers that makes them so appealing ?






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