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Thursday, September 16, 2021
Mars Volksstrum figures. This officer has a great greatcoat and he leans into the submachine gun as he fires.
Grenades were great for close in work, particularly in cities.
The VS were given whatever weapons were available and sometimes that meant guns captured from other countries. This soldier has a Lewis gun, an excellent light machine gun.
Other times their weapons were quite modern like this German assault rifle.
Note the armband. VS members were to wear an official armband as their uniform and that provided them legal protection under the Geneva Convention. This soldier has a panzerfaust rocket launcher. At close range lethal to any tank.