D-Day - 6th June 1944 - sword beach

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Operation Overlord

The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. Often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history. It was intended to open a second front in western Europe to alleviate the pressure on the Soviet Union on the Eastern front and establish a foothold for an Allied push into occupied Europe from the west.

The amphibious landings were preceded by extensive aerial and naval bombardment and an airborne assault. Allied infantry and armoured divisions began landing on the coast of France at 06:30. The target 50-mile (80 km) stretch of the Normandy coast was divided into five sectors: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword.

Normandy Landings

Our latest moc is now complete and is on display at our shop in Castle Douglas. The scene features part of the action of the iconic Normandy Landings of Operation Overlord in the Second World War. Often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history. It was intended to open a second front in western Europe to alleviate the pressure on the Soviet Union on the Eastern front and establish a foothold for an Allied push into occupied Europe from the west.

Sword Beach

The scene chosen to be depicted is the British landings on Sword Beach. This was one of the two beaches (out of five) that were assigned to British landing forces, and the object of which was to capture the city of Caen. Sword Beach was chosen because of a number of interesting subjects that could be depicted in the scene, including the Scottish bagpiper, Bill Millan, a Crab Flail tank and a French villa!

BUILD HISTORY

Our attention now turns to our next LEGO creation. What will it be? Keep checking our blog for updates and sneak previews on our next big adventure!

Here at United Bricks, we stock a wide range of D-Day theatre items, including custom printed German and British minifigures, weapons and helmets. Discover the full range today and start building your army!

Want to build your own LEGO Battle scene? Then check out these fan creations for inspiration!

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