Saturday, April 30, 2011

A-to-Z of Adventure: "W" Is Also for "World War II 1:6 Scale Village."

During a bout with insomnia this a.m., I ran across Marwencol, an interesting bit of weirdness on PBS's Independent Lens.

This award-winning documentary is the story of Mark Hogancamp, a man who builds a 1/6th scale World War II-era town in his backyard after being beaten into a brain-damaging coma by five men outside a bar.

The name of the village is "Marwencol." It's is sort of a Belgian Brigadoon in which Hogancamp's 1:6 scale alter-ego acts out the drama of a magical WW2 village where the dead can rise from their muddy graves and the Axis & Allies can "live together in perfect harmony."

It's a must-see for any action figure collector.

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