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The Great War In Portraits: National Portrait Gallery display


Give me a bag of these army men, a shoebox and some dirt, I could occupy myself for hours and hours.

from Retro Planet

Parachuter Assorted Color Vintage Toy

PARACHUTE MEN Loved playing with these and we gave us lots of exercise too.. launching them out your bedroom window then running down the stairs to your garden to retrieve them.. then back up the stairs to repeat it all again.. over and over again :)

from BBC Guides

How do you fix a face that’s been blown off by shrapnel?

I know this is gruesome, but it is an amazing read on the pioneer of reconstructive surgery following WWI. Four views of facial reconstruction after a war wound, July 1916.

from Retro Planet

Go Mod with a '60s- and '70s Style Dining Booth

Loved these army men. My mom would find them like a week later on top of stereos, window sills and shelves. I had to give them strategic positions to help them survive! lol


Airfix - intent on giving us kids our World War 2 'fix' with their 1:32 scale plastic soldier sets. To any boy aged between 2 and 12 these were equivalent to crack cocaine