Wednesday 20 December 2023

Toy Soldiers in Art (?) No. 11


Found on the William Britians Facebook Group . The West Somerset Yeomanry learn the rudiments of scouting with the aid of  Britains figures , taken from the 'Navy and Army Illustrated' 1898 . The chap on the bottom right looks disappointed that he can't shoot the figures with his Martini Henry ! . (click on photo to enlarge)


  1. An excellent find indeed Tony! The fellow with the gun does look quite frustrated!

  2. Each fellow provides a study, but have to agree that Msr Martini Henry on the end is the corker.

    1. Very smart men , perhaps a bit concerned being photographed 'playing with toy soldiers' .

  3. It reminds me of my own days in the army, where we each had to cary our own plastic soldier, to plan for scouting missions on an (often improvised) sandbox.