Monday, August 17, 2015

King & Country 54mm Sands of Iwo Jima - MC013 Marine Prone Loading Rifle

The Battle of Iwo Jima was fought in March 1945 and it would take another five months of grueling fighting in the Pacific before the war would be over. This pass week marked the 70th anniversary of the dropping of Atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki which forced an end to hostilities. Three days from now marks the 70th anniversary of the signing of the surrender. As a toy blogger there's really little I can do to add to the narrative of that conflict which affected nearly family here in the United States. My own brother was killed in Rittershofen, France in January of 1945 in an M3 Sherman. But the war is over now and old wounds between countries have been healing and seventy years later we sit and ponder on its various outcomes and all I can offer at the moment is how antagonists are portrayed in miniature by artisans. King & Country has made quite a name for itself in portraying combatants on all sides of a conflict with their attention to detail and historical accuracy so we bring yet another figure from a late stage battle of WWII, this Marine in prone position reaching back to pull an ammo clip from his belt. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina.

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