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1st Infantry Division "Big Red One"

1st Infantry Division "Big Red One"

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The minifigure of the infantryman of the 1st Infantry Division of the US Army by Italianminifig is sold complete with the typical M1 helmet bearing the print of a red "1" on an olive green background on the front. The uniform, rich in details and 360° printed on original Lego, is the one supplied during the Second World War.

The division was established in May 1917 and sent, as the first American contingent employed in the Great War, to fight in France starting the following month. 

The arm badge of the 1st Infantry Division consisted of a patch bearing the same red "1" on an olive green pentagonal shield printed on the helmet. This detail gave the division its name: “The Big Red One”.

During the Second World War, the 1st Infantry Division took part in the main campaigns conducted by the US army in North Africa and Europe: upon the surrender of Germany, the Big Red One had gone from the coasts of Normandy to Czechoslovakia.

After the end of the war, the division remained on German soil for about ten years: initially as an occupying force, then as an ally of the Federal Republic of Germany.

 

(This product isn’t a toy: it’s not suitable for children under the age of 14, due to the small parts that constitute it. It’s a collector's item of historical interest. Each Italianminifig item doesn’t intend to celebrate any authoritarian regime, not intends to foment hatred or a repressive spirit towards freedom and human rights).

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