In The Beginning ...
I just loved these booklets as a child. More commonly known as Action Transfers, this particular booklet was from the Patterson Blick Instant Picture Book series and I think I had about three copies between 1972-75. This truly is a generational thing as I have never seen them since.
Together with Ladybird books, these were a fabulous introduction to major historical events (particularly military history) and fueled my young passion for Napoleonic warfare.They were, and would still be a great introduction for the young to history - we really have lost something in recent years. The images contained within have stuck in my mind ever since - the power of imagery can never be over-estimated. I still get a silly thrill when I look at them - such memories.
I'm hoping the link attached enables any of you like minded enthusiasts to take a similar trip down memory lane.