Tin Toys — October 3, 2017 at 9:37 am

Tin Toy Corner: Adventures of Baron Munchausen

by Renaud Fournier

The real Baron Munchausen, was born in 1720 in Germany and died in 1797. He served with the Russian army fighting against the Turks and was known for telling many “tall tales” about his exploits as a soldier, hunter and sportsman. In 1785, Rudolph Erich Raspe published the Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen describing the Baron’s exploits.