Our Modern Army 1950s cards

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Interesting little group for a pound or two.

Very much Herald  postwar plastic soldiers

The whole set of 53  playing cards would set you back a few quid!

https://www.londoncigcard.co.uk/product/our-modern-army-playing-card-inset-1956/8616

A strange stylistic mixture of illustration, some more lifelike than others.

Obviously a bit of a career or recruitment thing. National Service only  had a few  years left to go (my late father was one of the last intakes c. 1958).

These cards very much remind me of my childhood Herald plastic soldiers.

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/18/national-service-days-1/ 

Interesting to see women soldiers shown, albeit in an admin / secretarial role, rather than a frontline role.

I previously posted about a Happy Families card set last year:

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/31/mr-thomas-atkins-and-family/

Blog posted by Mark, Man of TIN, October 2018.