MASTERBOX MB35172 Volkssturm, Germany, 1944-1945 1:35
Among the more notorious of Hitler's desperate measure in the closing days of World War 2, was the decision to arm barely trained civilians and send them into combat. While the well known line from A Bridge Too Far about “Hitler Youth and old men on bicycles” predated the creation of the Volkssturm by at least a month, it provides an accurate description of what they were. They were a poorly trained and armed militia pressed into service in a moment of desperation, and while accounts of heroism among them do exist they were tragically outmatched by any allied force they would have encountered.
Master box’s Volkssturm kit portrays a pair of civilians receiving basic weapons training from Wehrmacht instructors. As is typical of Master box’s kits, the 5 figures included are designed to interact with each other, but can be equally (and possibly even more) effective if used separately.
1/35 plastic model kit
This kit will require assembly