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WWI Cast Iron Toy Soldiers What Country

Article about: I would also say Belgian looking type. We also had quiet some toy factory's,making tin soldiers. There is a toy museum in Mechelen try them at Speelgoedmuseum Mechelen cheers |<

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    Hello,

    Need help id'ing these WWI? cast iron or lead Toy Soldiers.

    What Country France? and any idea which company made them.

    6 inches tall.

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    Hi, no idea on the possible maker.

    But IF ( and it is big if) the colours are accurate and these do represent First World War soldiers, these will be Belgian troops, as they wore khaki. French soldiers in WW1 wore "Horizon blue".

    But in WW2 the French went to wearing khaki.

    Sorry I cannot help more.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Thanks Ade,

    I was thinking the helmet looked French.

    I'm going to look up some Belgian helmets.

    Here's some better pics.
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    The Belgian Army wore the M1916 French "Adrian" steel helmet too. It had a lion's head badge to the front.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Thanks Ade,

    That's excellent info

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    The Belgian Army wore the M1916 French "Adrian" steel helmet too. It had a lion's head badge to the front.

    Cheers, Ade.

    So did the ITALIAN army, but their uniform was their standard blue-grey.

    Regards etc

    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy
    Last edited by jimpy; 10-10-2010 at 09:13 PM. Reason: Grammar

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    It "could",i repeat "could", be some of the french dardanelles expeditionary forces soldiers,with the typical helmet cover and "mustard" color uniform?
    The rifle is a bit naive to say whether it's a french or belgian one.

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    If it wasnt for the khaki paint (mistake ?!) i would say he looks Italian , from the cartridge pouch worn single,knapsack ,and cut of tunic ....
    Id say they are repainted as its too new looking . Isnt there a green colour underneath ? That would also approximate to Italian Grigio Verde !

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    Thanks jimpy sebfrench76 and Rob truscott for the replys

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    Quote by sebfrench76 View Post
    It "could",i repeat "could", be some of the french dardanelles expeditionary forces soldiers,with the typical helmet cover and "mustard" color uniform?
    The rifle is a bit naive to say whether it's a french or belgian one.
    The backpack and the pouch just does not say French to me or the look of it .yes the helmet is the adrian type but many countries had it.

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