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Showing posts with label World War I. Show all posts
Showing posts with label World War I. Show all posts

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019

Visiting the WW1 Fort Douamont at Verdun.

Visiting the WW1 Fort Douamont at Verdun. Elastolin soldiers.
The construction work for Fort de Douaumont started in 1885 and the fort was continually reinforced until 1913. The fort is situated on some of the highest ground in the area. At the very beginning of the Battle of Verdun (February 1916) and due to French unpreparedness, the fort was easily captured by a small German raiding party. Douaumont was later recaptured by the French army in October 1916, after major casualties on both sides.






Sunday, May 12, 2019

"A mort les boches" ("Death to the Germans"), WW1 French antique game

"A mort les boches" ("Death to the Germans"), WW1 French antique game (France, c.1915)
The propaganda of the warring nations found its way even into children's rooms. This French game includes three figures in German uniforms that raise their arms to signal surrender. The children could "shoot" these "boches" by throwing balls at them. This toy is made of paper mache, steel and aluminium (Dresden Bundeswehr Military History Museum).


Friday, May 10, 2019

The 2010 Summer Supplement. W. Britain - Putting History in Your Hands

The 2010 Summer Supplement. W. Britain - Putting History in Your Hands ...

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

W.Britain 2019 Stock Catalog

W.Britain 2019 Stock Catalog.  Delivering Toy and Model Figures Worldwide Since 1893

Table of contents:
  • Wrath of the Northmen 
  • Clash of Empires 
  • Art of War 
  • Napoleonic Wars 
  • American Civil War 
  • Anglo-Zulu War 
  • War Along the Nile 
  • World War I 
  • Jack Tars & Leathernecks 
  • World War II 
  • Museum Collection 
  • Regiments Classic Collection 
  • Archive Collection 
  • Ceremonial Collection 
  • Super Deetail Plastics 
  • Scenics




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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Tradition of London: Toy Soldier Catalogue - With more than 460 different Toy Soldier Sets



Tradition of London: Toy Soldier Catalogue (38 pages) - With more than 460 different Toy Soldier Sets:

-Historical Figures -Guards of London -Civilian Figures -Medieval Foot Knights -Medieval Mounted Knights -Battle of Agincourt 1415 -The Three Musketeers -Vasa Warship 1626-1628 -English Civil War 1642-51 -Marlborough Battle of Blenheim -Jacobite Rebellion 1745 -French and Indian War British -French and Indian War French -Woodland Indians 1750 -Seven Years war British -Seven Years war French -AWI British 1776-1783 -AWI American 1776-1783 -Napoleonic British -Napoleonic Royal Navy -Napoleonic Royal Marines -Napoleonic French -Napoleonic Prussian -Fairy Tale Steadfast Tin Soldier -Crimean War 1853-1856 -The Indian Mutiny of 1857 -American Civil War 1861-1865 -American Indian Wars -Sherlock Holmes 1880-1914 -Zulu War 1879 -British Army 1879-1900 -Indian Army 1890-1910 -Italian Army 1900 -The Imperial German Army 1900 -World War I - 1914-1918 -The Prussian Army 1914 -British Police Force Present Day -Danish Royal Guard Present Day -Gibraltar Regiment Present Day -Swedish Palace Guards Present Day



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Monday, April 15, 2019

W. Britain - 2016 Winter Catalogue



W. Britain -  2016 Winter Catalogue (12 pages).
  • Wrath of the Northmen
  • Napoleonic
  • Museum Collection
  • World War I
  • War Along the Nile
  • Anglo-Zulu War



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Thursday, April 11, 2019

W.Britain 2015 Spring & Stock Catalogue

W.Britain 2015 Spring & Stock Catalogue (78 pages).
  • Clash of Empires
  • American Revolution
  • Napoleonic wars
  • American Civil War
  • Zulu War
  • War Along the Nile
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Jack Tars & Leathernecks
  • Titanic
  • Scenics
  • Redcoats & Bluecoats
  • Super Deetail Plastics
 


Please use the link below to download the pdf version of the catalog:

Monday, April 8, 2019

W. Britain 2013 Winter & Stock Catalog - 120th Anniversary (1893 - 2013)

W. Britain 2013 Winter & Stock Catalog - 120th Anniversary (1893 - 2013).
80 pages ! The catalog contains the following topics:

  1. World War II,
  2. World War I,
  3. Zulu War,
  4. War Along the Nile,
  5. Napoleonic,
  6. American Civil War,
  7. American Revolution,
  8. Elite Forces,
  9. Tactical Scenes,
  10. Super Deetail Plastics,
  11. Titanic



Please use the link below to download the pdf version of the catalog:

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Visiting Museu Miltar do Porto - CBG Mignot French positions WW1

The material of the museum has two proveniences: particular offers and obsolete material from the Army, with historical relevance. The collection of miniature figures, displaying the evolution of soldiers since pre-history times till nowadays, is the museum's main attraction. This collection is represented by around 16,000 miniatures, proceeding from the most famous producers of European miniatures, such as Britains, CBG Mignot, Segom, Heyde, Elastolin and Lineol.
I found this very nice display of CBG Mignot soldiers showings French trench WW1 positions.










The Renault FT, the first "modern" tank to enter production



Thursday, December 20, 2018

Season’s Greetings from Toy Soldiers and Real Battles !

Thank you for being our subscribers in 2018. Hope you stay among readers of the Toy Soldiers and Real Battles blog in 2019. Next year there will be a lot of new interesting posts covering a variety of toy soldier related topics. Wishing you a healthy and prosperous year ahead !

Sincerely yours,

 Toy Soldiers and Real Battles



A German Christmas card form World War 1 depicting the three kings arriving on the battlefields of the conflict.


Sunday, December 16, 2018

The last pre-Christmas week takes off ....The Sopwith Triplane

The Sopwith Triplane was a British single seat fighter aircraft designed and manufactured by the Sopwith Aviation Company during the First World War. It was the first military triplane to see operational service. The Triplane joined Royal Naval Air Service squadrons in early 1917 and was immediately successful.
The Royal Air Force No. 1 Naval Squadron became fully operational with the Triplane by December 1916, but the squadron did not see any significant action until February 1917, when it relocated from Furnes to Chipilly. No. 8 Naval Squadron received its Triplanes in February 1917. Nos. 9 and 10 Naval Squadrons equipped with the type between April and May 1917.The only other major operator of the Triplane was a French naval squadron based at Dunkirk, which received 17 aircraft.
One of the Triplanes was operated by the Greek Helenic Navy and one by the Imperial Russian Air Force.