After the “D-Day” landings on June 6th1944, the bridgehead expanded only slowly westward through the Cotentin Peninsula towards the seaport of Cherbourg, and east towards the port of Caen. The piecemeal battles through the Norman hedgerows took a heavy toll on the Allied Forces. On July 19th 1944, the Second British Army occupied Caen after taking 3600 casualties and losing 469 tanks in three days of fighting. This kit includes the figures of 4 British Commandos from different branches of the armed forces. It should be noted that this kit is designed so that it can be used together with kit MB 3517 “ German Captives”, which allows the creation of an impressive diorama.