Oryon Collection ORY2016 WWII Soldiers 4-Figure Set - German 79.Infanterie Division (1:35 Scale)
"Tapfer und Treu (Brave and Loyal)."
- Motto of the 79. Infanterie Division
The 79.Infanterie Division was formed on August 26th, 1939, as part of the mobilization of the German Army that occurred in the summer of 1939. When the Second World War began on September 1st, 1939, the 79.Infanterie Divison was on the French-German border in the Saar, training and working on the West Wall defenses. The Division saw only light action from October 1939 to the end of May 1940 when British and French forces made probing assaults into the 79.'s defensive positions.
When the Division was committed to the invasion of Russia on June 26th, 1941, little did the members of the Division realize that they had started out on the long road to disaster. From June 1941 to September 1942, the Division fought its way into Russia, encountering strong resistance from Russian forces as well as fierce cold weather during the winter of 1941. The Division participated in actions along the southern portion of Russia via Korosten, Lutsk, Rovno, Piryatin, and Akhtyrka. From November 1941 to June 1942 the Division fought in the Belogorod and Volchansk areas. The Division then advanced from Volchansk via Valuiki, Rovenki, and Serafimovich. By October 1942, the Division was in the marshes between the Don and Volga Rivers, and received orders to the place that was to become the end of the Division's march into Russia; Stalingrad.
This 4-piece figure set consists of four German soldiers from the German 79.Infanterie Division. Sold Out!
Height: 2 inches
Release Date: December 2007