Warfare on a Bean Bag


Continuing my theme of writing about interesting people that I meet when I’m out & about, a couple of weeks ago I met Ben who is 8 years old. 


He’s very interested in warfare just now and he’s studiously working his way through a massive encyclopaedia all about wars – I think when I met him he’d just concluded the Boer War.


He told me a lot of things about trenches & spitfires & gas masks that I didn’t know about before but of most interest to me was this amazing “war field” that he’d built with toy soldiers on a bean bag – isn’t it incredible.  Check out especially the tarpaulin hospital over to the right of the photo which is where injured infantrymen are taken.


Ben – if I was injured in an open war zone – that’s exactly where I’d like to go too!



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