79th ID in Cherbourg

16 Aug 2017

Name of the model : Maël B.

Theme : 79th Infantry Division in Cherbourg.

Time, Year : World War II (1944)

Details :

This soldier of the 314th Infantry Regiment of the 79th Infantry Division after the battle for the Cherbourg Festung (50). The pic is taken at the top of the Fort of Roule whose regiment has participated in the fightings. This infantryman was foresight and wears his raincoat over his HBT combat clothing and equipment. We also note the typical helmet net of the 79th in Normandy, rather handmade with multitude of variant, worn on the helmet M1. The infantryman also slipped the patch of his division under his net.


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