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
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
These days it would be plastic figures but you can still picture the old Toy Soldier collection of Mr Turnbull and his town model of Notting Hill in G K Chesterton’s The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904).
Crossposted from my Man of TIN blog
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