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Battles often rage in the home of Harry Boraston. He has already enacted the skirmish at
Battles often rage in the home of Harry Boraston. He has already enacted the skirmish at Edge Hill and his latest venture is Waterloo. For Mr. Baraston, of Mason Avenue, Lillington, has been making model soldiers for several years. He is a military history enthusiast and a former soldier in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He has just completed the painstaking task of making and painting hundreds of scale model soldiers depicting the Battle of Waterloo. "It is a facinating battle, " said Mr. Baraston. "I have a great admiration for Napolean and I think he was unlucky to lose." Although his children, 11-year-old Mark and Susan (seven), take part in Harry's war Games it is more than kids play to him. "Many people with an interest in military history re-enact battles of this sort. It is getting to be a popular hobby throughout the country.
8th March 1978