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1:35 Conquerors of Sevastopol - Crimea 1941-42 - DRAGON

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The fortifications of Sevastopol were some of the strongest in the world, and they had to be, because this city and its Russian naval base were strategically sited on the Black Sea. German forces pushed further and further into Russia after Operation Barbarossa was unleashed on 22 June 1941. By the autumn of 1941, German units had reached the Crimean Peninsular, and the port city rapidly came under siege. A number of strong attacks were repulsed by the city’s defenders from late 1941 onwards. Indeed it wasn’t until 4 July 1942 that Sevastopol finally surrendered to German forces after months of sustained bombardments and bitter fighting.

Fritz Erich Georg Eduard von Manstein (24 November 1887 - 9 June 1973) was a German commander of the Wehrmacht, Nazi Germany's armed forces during the Second World War. He attained the rank of field marshal.

THE KIT:

  • Features four soldiers who fought in this grueling battle.
  • The plastic figures are sharply molded and they assemble to create lifelike poses.
  • The figures range from a general with a paunch, down to a ravenous soldier of much lesser rank who is wolfing down a meal.
  • Each figure is accompanied by Gen2 personal gear and weapons.
  • Of note, the cigar-smoking general has a periscope mounted on a tripod.
  • These figures in summer uniforms relate directly to the Siege of Sevastopol