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Kneeling Officer, 1st Bttn. of The South Lancashire Rgt., 3rd Inf. Div. (grass base)--single WWII British figure

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Item Number: DD337(G)

Kneeling British Officer (with Grass base)

With his ‘Webley’ service revolver in hand, this young subaltern takes a closer look at an enemy position before moving his men forward.

The ‘Grass’ base is brown earthen in colour and topped with a layer of ‘grass’ to simulate those soldiers making their way inland to capture their objectives in the nearby fields, towns, and villages of Normandy.

As most of you know, on D.DAY, 6 June 1944, more British and Canadians actually landed on that first day than Americans, but the three Allied Armies had a major battle on their hands first of all to secure all 5 Landing Beaches and then fight their way inland and try to capture their initial objectives before the Germans could launch the inevitable counter-attacks.  On Sword Beach in the British sector, one of the spearhead infantry units leading the assault was the 1st Battalion of The South Lancashire Regiment.  This particular battalion was an integral part of the famous British 3rd Infantry Division.

Back in June 1940, this division was among the last units of the B.E.F. (British Expeditionary Force) to leave France from the beaches of Dunkirk and so it was very appropriate and fitting that they were among the first to land in France on another beach in another place four years later!

Due to be released in AUGUST 2021.