DD340(G) Advancing Bren Gunner – Grass
The ‘Bren Gun’ was the classic light machine gun of WW2.
Originally designed in Brno Czechoslovakia it was licensed and modified by the British Royal Small Arms Factory at Enfield in the U.K. Hence the title ‘BREN’.
Originally introduced into service with the army in 1938, the ‘Bren’ continued to serve throughout WW2 and well beyond. It was even carried into battle during the Falklands War of 1982!
This advancing ‘Tommy’ moves forward clutching his Bren and looking for a suitable firing position to take up.
The ‘Grass’ base is brown earthen in color and topped with a layer of ‘grass’ to simulate those soldiers making their way inland to capture their objectives in the nearby fields, towns and villages of Normandy.