August 1944-1:87 (HO)-F

 France- August 1944 cross roads with level crossing and  halt- with a game of petanque  in progress on the  terrain near the bar. Sunflower field or vineyard nearby? A small diorama.

Somewhere in France. The locals are returning home from work & have stopped off to have a drink and a game with their pals.Usually an all men pursuit especially  in the 40’s when this is set. The whole proceedings are somewhat upset, when a small collection of British and Allied forces with infantry , tanks etc are pausing to work out where they are and enjoy some  fraternisation with some local young ladies!.

It will be another two weeks before Paris is liberated…

( Base 2- 400 x 400)

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Updated August 2016/February 2017/ Late June 2018/ July 2018/November 2019/ Oct2020-Work was started some time ago-with boule playing areas defined