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Dolls’ house used to train soldiers

January 12th, 2012

Dolls’ houses can have many associations and some become historical artefacts shedding light on a different age. 

Now a new exhibition in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, reveals dolls’ houses in a different light – as a training device for soldiers during the Second World War.

The Children in War exhibition at the Oxfordshire Museum has assembled photographs, artefacts, memoirs and toys to show conflict through the eyes of children.

It includes Second World War aircraft toys and even, according to an article in the Oxford Mail, a dolls’ house that was used to train soldiers in house-to-house fighting.

We think it’s one of the most unusual uses of a dolls’ house we’ve ever come across and if you’re interested in seeing it for yourself, the free exhibition runs until August.



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