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02 Jun 2015 11:45 a.m. PST
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Yesthatphil Inactive Member02 Jun 2015 7:58 a.m. PST


The Summer number of the BFFS Journal arrived yesterday … and a very good read it is. 20 pages … lots of inspiring figures but also a couple of articles of special interest …

Simon Hoggett on the Mohr 'Gypsy' encampment – 'Das Zigeunerlager' – and a darker reading of its relationship to changing, sometimes controversial, attitudes to social minorities.


… and, close to my interests, of course, is an attempt to trace/catalogue the Otto Gottstein dioramas of great events from British military history (which were originally displayed in the Royal United Services Museum until broken up) …

Anyway, here's the list RUSI and Gottstein had as Great British Military Events … 1: the Landing of the Romans in 55BC; 2: the Battle of Hastings; 3: the Storming of Acre; 4: the Battle of Crecy; 5: the Field of the Cloth of Gold; 6: Elizabeth reviewing the troops at Tilbury; 7: the Battle of Marston Moor; 8: the Battle of Blenheim; 9: the Battle of Plassey; 10: the Battle of Quebec; 11: the Old Guard at Waterloo; 12: the Charge of the Light Brigade; 13: the Battle of Ulundi; 14: the Battle of Flers; 15: the D-Day Landings in Normandy.

- an inspiring list … and the article sets out to see what has happened to them.

An enjoyable distraction.

For more on the BFFS you might try the IFS/BFFS Forum

Yesthatphil Inactive Member02 Jun 2015 10:10 a.m. PST

Here's one of those Gottstein dioramas … the battle of Quebec in the Sussex Regiment Museum (Eastbourne Redoubt)


… photo by Big Lee from his visit to the redoubt:BLMA blog

Splendid stuff … hopefully all these great dioramas will be traced, refurbished and be enjoyed by visitors..


Clays Russians Inactive Member29 Aug 2015 7:02 p.m. PST

Very nice, what of the second battle of quebec? The results were rather 'reversed' but without the panic

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