DID 1/6 SCALE WWII GERMAN GREEN GAITERS (PAIR)
FROM RAINER, 12th SS PANZER DIVISION ‘HITLER JUGEND’ BOX
FROM PRODUCT NUMBER D80118S
ITEM IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
NOTES1: THIS ITEM CAME OUT OF A NEW BOXED FIGURE, IT HASN’T BEEN HANDLED EXCEPT BY ME WHEN I TOOK IT OUT OF THE BOX.
NOTES2: ITEMS INCLUDED: GERMAN GREEN GAITERS (PAIR).
NOTES3: THERE ARE NOT ANY ACTION FIGURES IN THIS ITEM.
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The 12th SS Panzer Division “Hitlerjugend” was a German armoured division of the Waffen-SS during WWII. The majority of its junior enlisted men were drawn from members of the Hitler Youth , while the senior NCO’s and officers were from other Waffen-SS divisions. It first saw action on 7 June 1944 as part of the German defensive operations at Caen where it suffered 80 per cent losses.
In December 1944, the division was committed against the US Army in the Ardennes offensive. After the operation’s failure, which became known as the Battle of the Bulge, the division was sent to Hungary to participate in fighting around Budapest. The division eventually retreated into Austria and surrendered to the 7th US Army on 8 May 1945.