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WWII 1940 Battle Of Arras - Rommel's Offensive

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Manufacturer: Italeri Models
Stock Number: ITL 6118
Scale: 1/72
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This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.

Kit includes:
  • French House and Shop (MDF)
  • 50 x German Infantry
  • 3 x Sd.Kfz.250/3
  • 8 x 8.8cm FLAK 37 AA gun
  • 42 x British Infantry
  • 2 x Matilda Mk.II Tanks
Buildings are not plastic, but MDF laser cut with etched details. Please use vinyl glue ("White Glue") for assembly.

Kit does NOT include terrain elements or defensive details. Kit only includes buildings, vehicles and soldiers.

The Battle of Arras took place in Arras, in northeastern France, and was an Allied counter-attack against the German Army, an attempt of British and French armies to stop the Wehrmacht advance toward the English Channel. The division of the British "Frankforce" used two regiments of Matilda tanks, heavily armored for those days, as backbone of the offensive during the battle. However, the Allied offensive was shattered against the determined resistance of the 7th Panzer Division, commanded by General Erwin Rommel, which, despite the suffered losses, strongly kept the position. Rommel, as German anti-tank guns were ineffective, used field Artillery and "flak" guns to knock out the British tanks. After the tactical defeat of Arras, the British troops retreated to the English Channel an started up the code-named Operation Dynamo to evacuate French territories.







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