KK-198 Two Storey Farm Building - Les Verrieres
|KK- 198 Two Storey Farm Building - Les Verrieres
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 2 storey agricultural building is modelled after one of the small group of buildings that saw very fierce fighting during this assault . The building is built in three sections a ground floor a upper storey and a separate roof. The building is approx. 95mm x 64mm and just over 75mm tall, the inside walls of the building are as fully detailed as the exterior surfaces.
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.
|Two Storey Farm Building - Les Verrieres