The Ardennes (Luxembourgish: Ardennen; also known as Ardennes Forest) is a region of extensive forests, rough terrain, rolling hills and ridges formed by the geophysical features of the Ardennes mountain range and the Moselle and Meuse River basins.
Allied generals in World War II felt the region was impenetrable to massed vehicular traffic and especially armor, so the area was effectively "all but undefended" during the war, leading to the German Army twice using the region as an invasion route into Northern France and Southern Belgium via Luxembourg in the Battle of France and the later Battle of the Bulge.
Battle of the Bulge. In 1944, the Germans counterattack across the Ardennes and the Meuse valley but they were eventually thwarted after fierce battles. Their most advanced position was the "nose" of the salient, just in front of Dinant and the Meuse river. They had wanted to move northeast and reach Antwerp and the North Sea.
This is Toys City upcoming figure, Item#68001 1/6 scale WWII Ardennes 1944 German Fallschirmjager Officer outfit set for 12-inch figures. Fallschirmjäger (Fallschirmjager or Fallschirmjaeger in English) is the German word for paratroopers. They played an important role during World War II, when, together with the Gebirgsjäger they were perceived as the elite infantry units of the German Wehrmacht.
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German Fallschirmjäger in World War II were the first paratroopers to be committed in large-scale airborne operations. They came to be known as the "green devils" by the Allied forces they fought against, as well as for their uniquely distinct Esprit de corps.
Toys City #68001 1/6 scale WWII Ardennes 1944 German Fallschirmjager Officer outfit set for 12-inch figure will come with Luftwaffe Peaked Cap, FJ uniform, FJ Trousers, German FJ Boots, Luftwaffe-Sumpfuster "Field Division Smock", M42 coat, Canister Green with Webbing, Officer's Belt Leather, FJ Y harness, MP40 Submachine Gun, MP40 magazine x 5, Walther P-38 pistol, Brown P-38 Holster Leader, MP40 Ammunition Pouch, Mess kit, water bottle, Breadbag Blue, Gas mask canister, Gray protective gloves, Warm grey hood, German Army Paratrooper Badge, German Close Combat War Badge in Silver, WWII German 1939 Iron Cross First Class Medal. Note: 1/6 scale head sculpt and 12-inch figure body are NOT included with this outfit set.
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April 20, 2008 – World War II: The Germans are coming!! posted in my toy blog HERE
December 3, 2011 – Random 1/6 scale WWII 12-inch Military Figures (Germans and Italian) posted HERE