Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Build Up to D-Day - Part One

Assembling for the Invasion of mainland Europe are the men of the US 1st and 29th Infantry Divisions along with their service support. Their particular area has be code named 'Omaha' and is one of five assault landing beaches  in the initial strike of the Western Allied Forces against 'Festung Europa'. This is our representation of their story...






 All the Sandmen have answered the call...dig out your Yanks we need all you've got

 ...every box, cabinet, draw and shelf has been raked for every last GI we own...
 Landing craft too. Every type LCVP, LCM, LCT have begun to assemble to carry the Eight over sized Battalions of the assault wave...
Boxes of figures long hidden emerge from their storage spaces into the dazzling daylight.
 Yup, all of them...mine..Colin's...
..Alan's...Tom's...Stuart's....
...and assembly is still on going...
Meanwhile, the terrain develops...
Wet sand is shaped and contoured...
Buildings and equipment is planned and ready for placing...
...roads  are marked in outline as all the detail is assembled and made ready.

2 comments:

  1. A cast of thousands, this looks as good as the movie.

    Well done!

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