The 7th Armoured Division was an armoured division of the British Army that saw distinguished active service during World War II, where its exploits in the Western Desert Campaign made it famous as the Desert Rats. After the Munich Agreement, the division was formed in Egypt during 1938 as the Mobile Division and its first divisional commander was the acclaimed tank theorist Major-General Sir Percy Hobart. In February 1940, the name of the unit was changed to the 7th Armoured Division. The division fought in most major battles during the North African Campaign; later it would land and fight in the Italian Campaign during the early stages of the invasion of Italy before being withdrawn to the United Kingdom where it prepared to fight in North-west Europe.
The Special Air Service was a unit of the British Army during the Second World War that was formed in July 1941 by David Stirling and originally called "L" Detachment, Special Air Service Brigade—the "L" designation and Air Service name being a tie-in to a British disinformation campaign, trying to deceive the Axis into thinking there was a paratrooper regiment with numerous units operating in the area. It was conceived as a commando force to operate behind enemy lines in the North African Campaign and initially consisted of five officers and 60 other ranks.
The Siege of Tobruk lasted for 241 days in 1941, after Axis forces advanced through Cyrenaica from El Agheila in Operation Sonnenblume against Allied forces in Libya, during the Western Desert Campaign (1940–1943) of the Second World War.For much of the siege, Tobruk was defended by the 9th Australian Division and other troops. General Archibald Wavell, the Commander-in-Chief of Middle East Command ordered Morshead to hold the fortress for eight weeks but the Australians held on for over five months, before being gradually withdrawn during September and replaced by the 70th Infantry Division, the Polish Carpathian Brigade and Czechoslovak 11th Infantry Battalion (East). The fresh defenders held Tobruk until they broke out on 21 November.
What is included:
Poser Conforming figures:
Boots with gaiters and socks L+R
Keffiyeh - head scarf
Ghutrah - head scarf
Wolseley Cork Helmet
Steel Helmet MkII
Steel Helmet Cloth Cover
Ammo Pouches R+L
Sand Goggles on Wolseley Helmet Variant
Steel Helmet Plain and Deser Rats insignia variants
Shirt - Desert Rats, Special Air Service, Czechoslovak 11th Infantry Battalion
Shorts - Bleached, Greener
Ghutrah - plain and red patterned
Hide body and Show (M4) body poses
Up to 4kx4k and textures suitable for closeups, Unpacked Runtime Size: 280 MB.
suitable for animations. Historical Reconstruction.
Compatible figures: Michael 4