Saturday, February 12, 2011

Battle of the Crater with MARX figures.

Does using "toy" soldiers to show some part of a battle simplify the event for the viewer or trivialize the horror of a battle?

Here is the scene after the smoke has cleared from the explosion of the  mine set off by the Union Army under the Confederate defenses of Petersburg, Va. on July 30,1864. Most of the figures and scenics are "by MARX."

The Union troops are bogged down in the crater formed by the explosion.

Confederate re-enforcements arrive.

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