Category:The Great War (display)

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Past Displays and Exhibitions

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The Great War, 1914-1918

2014 - 2019

Arch Two

100 Years of Steam

Ambulance Station

Britains Floral Garden

British Toy Racing Cars

Coronation Scot at Brighton Toy and Model Museum

Doctor Who Exhibition

The Fairground

Forts and Castles

Hailey Models

Hop on a bus

Japanese Dolls

Leeds Model Company (LMC)

Legend of Hornby

Models of Yesteryear (display)

Napoleonic War dioramas

Postal Toys

The Smurfs

The Spot-On Collection

RMS Titanic

World War One

== this section may refer to an older museum exhibition that is no longer on display ==

This display commemorated World War One, 1914-1918(/1919), known at the time as "The Great War".

The displays featured a range of toys of vehicles current at the time (several by W. Britain), mostly produced while the War was underway, some modular sets by Elastolin illustrating trench warfare, and various memorabilia and ephemera.

Presiding over the display was a contemporary mustachio'ed soft toy of "Old Bill" a cartoon character created by Bruce Bairnsfather during the war. The "Old Bill" character represented an older soldier in the WW1 trenches, most famously pictured shown in a crater with another soldier surrounded by shellfire, saying, "Well if you knows of a better ‘ole, go to it".

The display went on show in 2014 in the Museum's temporary display area (Area 25) to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of WW1, and stayed on display until 10th June 2019. The main War ended by treaty 1918, but some British soldiers remained in combat until 1919

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