William Britain Set 34 Grenadiers Guard Firing in near mint condition, 8 figure set. 54mm metal figures. In July 1941, toy production at the W. Britain's English factory ceased. The brightly painted toy soldiers were put away. Gone were scarlet red tunics and other vivid hues characteristic of William Britian's figures. The factory switched to producing munitions for World War II. Khaki, olive drab and field gray became the prominent colors of the moment. When the WBritain factory resumed toy production after the war in 1945, the subdued colors of World War II were reflected in Britain's new toy soldiers. The company produced a wide range of World War II infantry, artillery and vehicles painted olive drab. The colors of the war return again as W. Britain introduces a new range of figures from World War II. The figures include American, British, and German infantry soldiers in action poses. Along with World War II figures, American Revolution toy soldiers enter the market. Brightly colored with reds, blues and white uniforms. Marching as though they appear mechanical in their brightly colored uniforms and bonnets. Combine the squad assault sets with heavy weapon sets to create entire platoons and colorful dioramas. Combine a regiment of Foot Guards with cannons and cavalry mounted Reds to create a battle reminiscent of Waterloo. 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.