|Steadfast British in the Mess Hall?|
Below is a picture of the Mother Lode of Sudan Dervish and Fuzzies including some spectacular Dervish cavalry and camelry from Alymer of Spain. The fellows in the white coats in front are from the Trophy Boxer Rebellion range: Austrian sailors in the front left, Russians in white coats, caps and green trousers on the right. Behind the Russians are some sailors in blue wearing straw hats : these are British sailors, I think. Since I don't have shelf space for this lot, they will all be carefully repacked, repairs made if needed, and stored away in a place where I can find them.
|I finally found the box containing all of the Boxer Rebellion and Sudan Cavalry and Camelry figures. These will probably be repacked and returned to storage.|
Here is a picture of the left hand book case. Some amazing Plantagenet Knights made for the Higgins Armour Museum are on display in the top two rows. Underneath them are the British Colonila artillery sections. The very top shelf contains ACW books - lots of Bruce Catton books that my Father owned and gave to me. It was his deep interest in the ACW that stirred my interest in history and ultimately led me to lead soldiers. Dad liked to visit the ACW battlefields and he took the family along with him when he made his trips to the battlefield sites. It was really a treat to follow him as he led me across the fields and explained what had happened there.