KK-195 N. French Pair of Buildings - Lingevres
|KK- 195 Northern French Pair of Buildings - 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 item depicts a set of adjoined shops as found in the centre of Lingevres by the War Memorial back in June '44. The buildings are fully detailed with all the major architectural features such as doors, windows etc. being sculpted both internally as well as externally. Each building has a removable 1st storey floor to enable the placement of troops both upstairs and down.
The building comes in 4 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.
|Pair of buildings - Lingevres.