A certain Mr M (centre) & his brother Captain M, (right), “hot from the Great War in Africa …”
Some of the early players and shapers of H.G. Wells’
Little Wars (1913) identified, from the remarkable Masterman family …
The Masterman’s influence on Little Wars …
and three more early players identified from Wells’ Edwardian world of authors, politicians and men of letters
… which saw Wells and fellow authors working for England / Britain’s cause through the War Propaganda Bureau in WW1. The Great War that the final chapter of Little Wars warned us about!
Blog cross posted to this my Pound Store Plastic Warriors blog by Mark Man of TIN 5 February 2021
An interesting and colourful chapter with Indian Army toy soldiers in E. Nesbit’s Wings and The Child 1913
Crossposted from my Man of TIN blog, 30 January 2021:
Colonial Troops and Indian Cavalry Page from James Opie, Britain’s Toy Soldiers 1893 – 1932
Who could resist the colour and style of these vintage or modern recast figures ?
Cocoanut Cottage, Box and Tin Towers from Wings and the Child 1913
Topical thoughts during Lockdown, a useful section on scrap modelling and the making of Magic Cities for all, rich and poor, from E. Nesbit / Edith Nesbit’s
Wings and The Child, her version of H.G. Wells’ Little Wars and Floor Games of the same period:
Crossposted from my Man of TIN blog
E. Nesbit’s Magic City at the Child Welfare Exhibition, Olympia, late 1912/1913
One of Edith Nesbit’s toy palaces in Wings and the Child 1913, highly reminiscent of Wells’ Floor Games of 1911 and Little Wars 1913 – read a free online copy here:
Cross posted from my Man of TIN blog, 23 January 2021
Ongoing research into many of the interesting personalities and invisible people behind H. G. Wells’ creation of Floor Games and the wargames classic Little Wars
Peter Dennis’ splendid illustration to his Little Wars volume in his PaperBoys series.
Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN, 22 January 2021
An interesting toy soldier related chapter from H G Wells’ 1911 novel The New Machiavelli that links closely to Floor Games (1911/12) and Little Wars (1913)
Crossposted from my Man of TIN blog by Mark Man of TIN