The toy armies, October 1966.
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'The toy army marches along the table, just as it did when it provided inspiration for a great novelist. Once they belonged to HG Wells, born 100 years ago last month. And their gaily painted ranks gave him the idea for his novel 'The War Game'. Now they are playthings of Wells' great-grandsons, Dominic aged eleven and Simon, five.'