Monday, September 20, 2010

The Old Contemptibles

Northern France, August, 1914, and the BEF meets the German Jurgernaught head on. Men of the 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers, 12th Infantry Brigade, 4th Division stand ready to take on the Hun.

During the early days of the war, the outnumbered professional soldiers of the King earned title the Old Contemptibles of which they were justifiably proud. At the cost of most of the original force, the Old Contemptibles of the BEF and their French Allies were able to stop the German advance outside of Paris.

Their blood and sacrifice had won the first round, unfortunately four more blood soaked years were ahead before the guns were silenced at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11 month of 1918.

These are 28mm metal early WWI figures from Renegade.

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