The Manufacture of World War II Military Dolls and Toys Supported Our Military
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WORLD WAR II MILITARY DOLLS
Support for our men and women during World War II extended into the manufacture of dolls and toys during the war years 1941-1945. Even Madame Alexander produced a 14" W.A.V.E. and W.A.A.C.
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"Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!". An original World War II Military Doll will bear a tag with this quote. All composition with molded hats or caps, these proud representatives are circa 1942. They are approximately 15" tall.
My favorite military dolls were created by the Freundlich Novelty Co. The adult likeness captured and preserved our nations young men and women in the Armed Forces to be enjoyed by many future generations.
A collection of World War II Military Dolls would not be complete without one of the great generals of WWII--Douglas MacArthur!
Freundlich created a portrait of probably the most popular military figure of the war, General Douglas MacArthur. Appropriately taller than his military counterparts, he is 18" and was produced circa 1942.
A figure that is closely connected with related historical items, some MacArthur memorabilia surrounding him creates a most interesting display.
The General is all composition with a molded hat. His arm is bent so that he can salute properly. The doll also had a tag which stated "General MacArthur-- The Man of the Hour".
Newspapers such as the original shown with the doll are available on ebay. Over the years several small pins bearing General MacArthurs likeness have been added to his uniform.
The last photo shows the strong resemblance captured by Freundlich. The newspaper proclaims what we should never forget. One of my most shocking experiences was with a 17 year old from this generation, who did not know who General MacArthur was...or when or why World War II was fought!
There is much information and memorabilia about General Douglas MacArthur, books, pins, post cards, campaign buttons, first day covers, photos, and even some games.
And probably the best place to find this "stuff" is on eBay
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