KK-193 N. French Civic Building- Lingevres

KK- 193 Northern French Civic Building - Lingevres

On 14th June1944 whilst British 7th Armoured Division was fighting for the "Island Position", 50th Infantry division launched a divisional attack with two brigades supported by RAF fighter ground attack and the full divisional artillery. During this assault the 151st (Durham) Infantry Brigade, compromising6th, 8th, and 9th Durham Light Infantry , supported by tanks of 4th & 7th Dragoon Guards, began the assault by launching the 9th DLI to capture the village of Lingevres, some 3km west of Tilly-sur-Seulles. Meanwhile 6th Durham Light Infantry was to attack the hamlet of les Verrieres which lay to the North-east of Lingevres. If the attack were successful, the 6th DLI would then push on towards Hottot-les-Bagues. Both attacks pitted the Geordies against the extremely skilled Panzergrenadiers of Panzer Lehr Division, who could be expected to make the fullest use of the very difficult bocage country, where surprise was very easy to achieve and death lurked around every corner.

This collection of buildings concentrates on our efforts to represent the central buildings of the village of Lingevres some 3km to the West of Tilly-sur-Seulles in Northern France. The capture of the village was one of the aims of a large assault launched on the 14th June 1944 by amongst others the 50th Infantry Division including elements of the 151st Durham Infantry Brigade and Tanks of the 4th /7th Dragoon Guards.

This building is based on the rather large Civic looking building that can bee seen in several photos of a knocked out Panther tank. The building itself is in one section with a separate roof and removable upper floor allowing the placement of troops on both storeys. The internal pro portions of the building are big enough to accommodate 4 medium Flames of War bases per floor. As you can see the building is beautifully detailed with carved stone pillars on either side of the main entrance as well as stone balconies on all the front 1st floor window, all the main architectural features such as doors and windows are duplicated on the inside of the buildings for that added bit of realism.

The building comes in 3 separate sections and will require some basic assembly. All sections are cast in high quality resin, are supplied unpainted and may require some minor preparation prior to assembly.

This building is also available as part of the Northern France City in a Box - Lingevres set. Other buildings in this range are KK-192, KK-194, KK-195 KK-196 and KK-197

Large Civic building - Lingevres.