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Battle of Nijmegen Series: 82nd Airborne Paratrooper Throwing Potato Masher Grenade

The Collectors Showcase Battle of Nijmegen Series: 82nd Airborne Paratrooper Throwing Potato Masher Grenade




 
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Collectors Showcase CS00296 Battle of Nijmegen Series: 82nd Airborne Paratrooper Throwing Potato Masher Grenade (1:30 Scale) "In war there is no second prize for the runner-up."
- General Omar Bradley

On August 2nd, 1944, the 82nd Airborne Division became part of the First Allied Airborne Army. In September, the 82nd began planning for Operation Market Garden in the Netherlands. The operation called for three-plus airborne divisions to seize and hold key bridges and roads deep behind German lines. The 504th, now back at full strength, was reassigned to the 82nd, while the 507th was assigned to the 17th Airborne Division. On September 17th, the 82nd conducted its fourth combat assault of World War II, into the Netherlands. Fighting off German counterattacks, the 82nd captured its objectives between Grave, and Nijmegen. Its success, however, was short-lived because the defeat of other Allied units at Arnhem. After a period of duty on the Arnhem front, the 82nd was relieved by Canadian troops, and sent to France.

Pictured here is a 1:30 scale paratrooper tossing a German-made potato masher hand grenade. Now in stock!

Dimensions:
Height: 2-1/2 inches

Release Date: December 2008

Features
  • Pewter metal construction
  • Accurate markings and insignia

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