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War Games: an exhibition in London's Museum of Childhood

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War Games: an exhibition in London's Museum of Childhood

Post  Blaugrana on Mon May 20, 2013 5:56 pm

For anyone in London in the near future, this exhibition sounds interesting:

http://www.museumofchildhood.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions-and-displays/war-games

War Games will explore the fascinating relationship between conflict and children's play, providing an insight into the ways toys have been influenced by warfare from 1800 to the present day.

With toys and games including Risk, GI Joe and classic Britain's toy soldiers, as well as photographs and archive documents, War Games will represent differing sides of conflicts from around the world. This thought-provoking exhibition will reveal the sometimes surprising links between play and wider attitudes towards warfare, and delve into the secret history of toys as tools of propaganda and espionage.


Jeff

PS: I am following all the recent exciting developments on the SoW Napoleonic front but seem to be spending all my available PC gaming time playing WoT. I will be back at some point...

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Re: War Games: an exhibition in London's Museum of Childhood

Post  Mr. Digby on Mon May 20, 2013 7:10 pm

Oh dear, wargames as a child's pastime. What a way to misrepresent a hobby whose roots do not rest in childs toys but in the military simulator of its day.

I also model railways as my other hobby and I get the 'oh playing with toy trains' crap all the time there as well. Sad

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Re: War Games: an exhibition in London's Museum of Childhood

Post  Blaugrana on Mon May 20, 2013 7:41 pm

Despite the title, it's not an exhibition about wargaming, but about children, games and war.

In the sixties and seventies Airfix figures were bought mainly by children, weren't they? My perception is that the age distribution of the hobbyists in military modelling and in miniature railways has gone up significantly since then.

Anyway, I fancy going to Bethnal Green to catch what looks like an interesting exhibition.

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