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Museum uses toys to bring military history to children

GI Joes depicting General George Patton, are on display at the Saratoga Miliary Museum in Saratoga Springs.
GI Joes depicting General George Patton, are on display at the Saratoga Miliary Museum in Saratoga Springs.
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A new exhibit at the New York State Military Museum featuring classic GI Joe toy figures and model tanks in historic battle situations is bringing more young visitors to the museum. “There has been a significant uptick in attendance. We are getting a lot of families,” said the museum’s chief curator, Courtney Burns. “Fathers are bringing in their sons and telling them: ‘This is what I played with when I was your age.’ ” The exhibit, ...


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hodgkins.t
December 20, 2012
10:37 p.m.

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They should pair this exhibit with an exhibit of all of the deformities caused by depleted uranium left by the US military in Falluja, just so kids don't walk away with the intended impression of this disturbing exhibit that WAR is FUN!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec...

https://www.google.com/search?q=depleted...

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