Paper soldiers

When I was a child, I used to play with plastic 1:72 Matchbox soldiers, you certainly remember them. I am still fascinated by toy soldiers: well-done plastic ones, lead ones, flat ones, and even paper ones. One good example of these papers soldiers are the ones produced by the French Pro Patria company. According to the sources I’ve found, Pro Patria was created by french imagier H. Bouquet, who rode the wave of patriotic enthusiasm which marked the first year of war, 1915, and proposed his first sheet, Armée Française – Infanterie, printed on strong card. Today’s item is a group of fusiliers-marins, with their ultra-moder car equipped with a powerful machine-gun…

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