"Last counterattack" Germany, spring 1945
is our grand diorama we work on about 4 years now with several breaks. The
houses are all scratchbuilt by Ziege and made out of carton, plastic
sheets and everything else he finds (like metal tubes, ground plates from
ESCI Nebelwerfer crew, paper, wood etc..). Then he makes silicon-forms of
the walls and produces them with keramin.
dio shows part of the main street of a small German town that was already
occupied by US-troops but a counterattack of the last AFV and infantry
from various units /Waffen-SS, Grenadiere, Volksgrenadiere, Luftwaffe-Felddivision,
Fallschirmjäger pushed US troops back for a short time. While the AFV
follows the retreating Americans the infantry capture surprised GIs and
search for hidden GIs in the houses and the gardens.