D-Day, June 6 1944, was the turning point of the Second World War. The invasion of Normandy was the largest and most complex air, sea, and land operation ever attempted, before or since. The landing involved some 7,000 ships, 11,000 planes and 150,000 men. At sunrise, six full divisions – three American, two British, and one Canadian – stormed five beaches along the Normandy coast, code-named Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword.
To commemorate the largest seaborne invasion in history, Danbury Mint presents… Fight for Freedom.
- Using expert guidance from our military historian, our master craftsmen have recreated every detail – the British Tommy is poised ready for action, complete with battledress uniform, steel helmet, and carrying his STEN submachine gun. From the Pattern Web Equipment… to the camouflage mesh on his helmet, every detail is finely crafted and painted by hand to ensure it is historically accurate.
- The new 2019 commemorative £2 coin in BU condition. It is issued by the Royal Mint to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the largest seaborne invasion in history.
- Five specially-struck commemorative medals – one for each of the beaches used in the Normandy Landings
- A specially-crafted wooden base.
- Exclusive to Danbury Mint
Actual size of sculpture is 11½” tall (including stand).