WBritain 17822 WWII Breakout 1944 US 30th Infantry Division cover fire set #2, 3 figures in near mint condition. 54mm metal figures. By early July it was apparent that the allies had to make a dramatic move to take Caen and break out into Brittany. General Montgomery and his two subordinates, Bradley and Dempsey, devised a plan that would allow the British to take Caen and push deep into German lines in order to pull German Panzer Divisions away from the American sector. This would then allow the Third and First U.S. Armies to move into Brittany and drive on Le Mans and Alencon. The British offensive would be called "Operation Goodwood" and the American "Operation Cobra". The target date for the beginning of the offensive was July 18th and 19th. Goodwood began on the 18th and quickly took Caen and other objectives but ran into trouble with deeper than expected German defense. While not achieving all of their objectives the British operation did accomplish the key objective of pulling the German Fifteenth Army's last armored division out of the American sector and toward Caen. Cobra was launched on July 25th and by July 27th the 2nd Armored Division had broken through the German defenses and was headed for open country. On August 1st Patton's Third Army troops moved through a five mile gap at Avranches, at the base of the Cotentin Peninsula, and out past the bocage onto the open roads of France. If you have any questions please leave us a message here or call us during the week at 1-800-786-1888 Since 1893 W Britain has been producing military figures with careful attention to detail quality and authenticity. Buy with confidence as we are an official William Britain dealer.