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Toys Go to War (WWII) by Jack Matthews

Toys Go to War (WWII) by Jack Matthews

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Jack Matthews is a retired attorney, who lives with his wife and collections of antiques on a South Carolina coastal island. His award-winning major collection of antique toy soldiers and tinplate toys has a world-wide reputation. Long a student of World War II and its home front aspects, he has for some fifteen years assembled a collection of well over 1,000 WWII-era "military" children's toys, games, puzzles and related items, most of which are displayed herein.

Based on extensive research, this volume combines contemporary history with a visual and narrative examination of the American toy industry's adaptation to war time metal restrictions and its marketing attention to the unique patriotic mood of the times."

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  • Toys Go to War: World War II Military Toys, Games, Puzzles and Books

    Jack Matthews


  • Binding: Soft Cover

    Copyright: 1994

    Pages: 264

    Size: 11 x 8.5 in.

    Condition: New

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