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Sherman Armoured Troop (Plastic) (BBX60)includes five plastic Sherman (75mm) or Firefly (17 pdr) tanks, one Tank Commander Sprue, one Decal Sheet, and eight Unit Cards.
Most of the British armoured divisions in Normandy were equipped with Sherman tanks. These reliable American-made tanks gave them a balance of firepower, armour, and mobility that they had long lacked.
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D-Day: BritishThe combined strength of both the British and American forces, combining all three branches of the Airforce, Navy, and Army struck across the beaches of Normandy trying to find a chink in the Germans impenetrable defences. The Germans put up a fight, making capturing the beaches hard, but the Allies secured a foothold on the beachheads. It was enough to withstand the following German Counter-attacks and eventually break out of Normandy. The war for western Europe was now being fought in earnest, as the Allies raced to liberate France and bring the war to Hitler’s front door.
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