Monday, 6 July 2009

HG Wells, the English Novelist, playing an Indoor War Game


4 comments:

Matt said...

All wargames should be played in a shirt and tie! Moustaches are, of course, optional!

Matt

The Old Metal Detector said...

And tweed.

Stokes Schwartz said...

I've always loved this picture!

Best Regards,

Stokes

Vince The Savage said...

One of the other chaps in the picture is Jerome K Jerome, author of Three Men In A Boat, the older guy is Frank Palmer Wells' publisher who persuaded him to write Little Wars in the first place. I like the way the buildings and trees are all slightly larger than reality - a bit like those ads for the chest of toy soldiers in old DC comics