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WW II Commandos Strike at Dawn #3 - The Island
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WW II Commandos Strike at Dawn #3 - The Island (90 pieces - with free domestic shipping) Playsets by TSC | TSCPCS03-099e $373.70$159.00

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Operation Archery - Silence the Guns of Vagsoy!

Like such big-screen adventures as "The Guns of Navarone," "The Heroes of Telemark," "Operation Burma," "The Devil's Brigade" and "Saving Private Ryan," this playset recreates a real-life WWII commando assault. In 1941, during England's darkest hours, Winston Churchill needed a victory to raise his people's spirits. Thus was created a secret raid on Nazi-occupied Norway, called "Operation Archery."

The Commandos landed on December 27, 1941, near the Norwegian towns of Maloy and Vagsoy, with the goal of destroying a number of factories which manufactured fish oil, used by the Germans to make nitroglycerine, cordite and tnt, as well as vitamins for their submarine crews. In a three-pronged attack, the British stormed the Nazi defenses and carried out a complex and well-coordinated operation.

The first attack (recreated in the first set) was against the town's southern defenses. The commandos disembarked from landing craft and fought their way ashore and engaged the defenders. Once these German were overcome, the British marched north to support the main attack.

The main assault (recreated in the second playset) was met by heavy fire from prepared positions. The commandos stormed these and eliminated the defenders before moving on to the town itself, where a long, hard-fought battle took place. The Nazis, it turned out, included a unit of elite German mountain troops, who fought with skill and determination. After hours of trying different attack strategies, the Commandos finally triumphed, destroying the factories, liberating many villagers and taking numerous prisoners.

The third part of the operation (THIS playset) was aimed at the island of Vagsoy, just off the coast near Maloy where a coastal battery of heavy guns had been firing on the Commandos' escorts, a cruiser and 4 destroyers. After storming machine gun pillboxes, the British seized the gun positions and engaged the remaining defenders before destroying the island's fish oil factories and munitions dumps.

This is one of three different, but inter-connected, Toy Soldier Company WWII Commandos Strike at Dawn Playsets. Each set can stand on its own, but when combined with the other two sets from the same range the resulting collection creates a broad canvas upon which you and your kids can rewrite history! Please note that the contents of each set are almost entirely different from the others in the range. When combining all three sets you will save a further 10% off the cost of the trio.

The British:
14 ORIGINAL Airfix British Commandos
16 BMC British Infantry
9 Timpo recast British Infantry

The Germans:
15 Matchbox German Infantry
10 Mars German Artillerymen with 2 Artillery Pieces

Accessories:
2-piece M.P.C. Concrete and Rock Artillery Position
4 M.P.C. Barracks Buildings
2 Fencibles Pillboxes
8 Marx Sandbag Redoubts
2 Form Tech Land Explosions (Our Exclusive)

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