National Army Museum - history of toy soldiers

25 June 2013
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Fascinating talk by Dr. Roger Steam gives an insight into British toy soldiers. ...
We've just come across a fascinating video from the National Army Museum in which historian Dr. Roger Steam gives a 30 minute talk about the history of toy soldiers. The National Army Museum has a huge collection of vintage figures and Dr. Steam aims to put these figures in a wider context during the course of the lecture. Topics covered include: famous men and their toy soldiers; the British toy soldier industry and its leading firm, Britains; and the more recent developments brought about by the end of hollow cast production in 1966. For anyone interested in toy soldiers, it's almost required viewing and you can watch it below.

What's more, if you're a toy soldier collector then make sure you don't miss the National Army Museum's Toy Soldier Weekend on July 27th and 28th. Enjoy recreations of key events that the British Army has been involved in and meet the museum's curators to discover the story behind its own, and rarely seen, model collection. Even better, admission is free for the whole weekend!

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