Monthly Archives: December 2021
Earlier this month, on December 8th, a blog entry was published covering the Canadians at the Battle of Hong Kong. This date was chosen as it was the same day as the beginning of the battle. To close that battle, which ended on December 25th, it would be good to look at one Japanese piece (JN070 - Japanese Sergeant With Sword) and talk about one “Christmas” POW movie.
One of the most impressive and marking piece ever produced by John Jenkins Designs certainly was the JJ-QB-45 - Woodland Indian Attacking Line Infantry #2. Not only is it a beautiful piece but, when it was released in 2014, it marked the start of a new style of figure within the Jenkins’ collections.
The Crusaders & Saracens collection by King and Country is certainly one of their most popular collections. Anything related to crusaders will find its place there. Ranging from 1095-1291, such timelapse gives a lot of potential for new pieces. The latest addition in this collection is the MK219 - The Emperor Barbarossa, straight out from the Third Crusade.
During World War Two, Hong Kong, which was a British colony at the time, found itself threatened by the Japanese forces. The war between Great Britain and Japan had not officially started, but signs of a possible attack were there. So troops from Britain, India and Canada were sent there to garnison the city with the local forces. In total 14 564 troops were gathered for this task. With the war raging in Europe, this was quite an achievement to find so many men. Amongst the Canadian troops sent to Hong Kong were the Royal Rifles of Canada from Québec City and the Winnipeg Grenadiers from Manitoba.