Airfix Products A50178 1:72 WWI Battle of the Somme Centenary Gift Set
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This Is an Airfix Products 50178 1:72 WWI Battle of the Somme Centenary Gift Set. The summer of 2016 marks the Centenary of one of the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare; the Battle of the Somme. Also known as the Somme Offensive it started on July 1st 1916 and ran until November 18th and was intended to achieve a decisive breakthrough for Allied Forces against the German frontline on the Western Front in France. Fought on both sides of the River Somme across an 18 mile stretch of frontline trenches, the battle saw the introduction of the first tanks to the Western Front and also the first concerted struggle for supremacy in the air above the battle field.Airfix Products