The Shouting Sergeant, 1st Bttn. of The South Lancashire Rgt., 3rd Inf. Div. (grass base)--single WWII British figure
Item Number: DD338(G)
The Shouting Sergeant (with grass base)
The ‘backbone’ of any infantry platoon is the senior Non Commissioned Officer--the Sergeant in this case. Our NCO is shouting commands over the din of battle and is armed with the sturdy MK.Ⅱ Sten Gun.
If kept clean and well-maintained, the Sten could be an excellent, close-quarter battle weapon capable of devastating fire. Its 9mm round was also the most commonly used pistol round by European militaries.
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.