'Amiens 1918' - MR254

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Battle Lines

A century after the end of the First World War, Callum Willcox has commemorated the occasion with his 4ft by 3ft ‘OO9’ layout titled ‘Amiens 1918’. Designed for exhibition from the outset, ‘Amiens 1918’ allows Callum to satisfy his interest in model railways and the military in one. He’s also used it to address some common misconceptions about the First World War.

“Whenever war footage is shown it is always of trench warfare in mud baths, in places such as the Somme. Amiens happened so quickly that the area didn’t have time to become a mud bath, and there were fields and trees on the landscape.”

Read the full article in Model Rail 254 - Out Thursday October 25th!

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