An Ending at Falaise -Sealing the German Army's last escape route from the Normandy area marks the effective end of the campaign that began with D-Day
There is good reason to believe
that the Tiger II saw action for the very first
time in Normandy......
Read about the Inns of Courts
disasterous race to blow bridges on D-Day
Rommels' Dilemma - Could Field
Marshall Rommel anticipate where the Allies would
invade? And if he so, could he convince his colleagues
to fortify the coast?
The Evolution of the Half
Track - Half-tracks are strange creatures, real
hybrids, neither fish nor fowl, but they have a long
There are few vehicles in history
that have been so successful or long-lived as the
DUKW; perhaps it is a matter of genes.....
Flame Throwing tanks
- The combination of tanks and flame-throwers is a
potent one and it goes back a long way. In 1916 British
designers considered mounting one in the original
Pedrail Landship but the first successful application
was in the United States, in 1918.
An Armoured Regiment
- We often talk about regiments; what do we mean?
General Aircraft Hamilcar
Glider - The Hamilcar
was designed to handle an 8-ton payload, which in
practice, worked out at one Tetrarch Light Tank, two
Universal Carriers or a self-propelled Bofors gun.
THE CHURCHILL ARMOURED VEHICLE
ROYAL ENGINEERS - AVRE
- The disastrous raid on Dieppe in August 1942 revealed,
among other things, the requirement to demolish reinforced
concrete defensive structures.>>
History of the Flail
Tank - Mine fields have always been a problem,
if you can break through an organised minefield chances
are you will hit the enemy in a vital spot, but first
of all you have to clear a route through.>>
DD TANK - They started testing amphibious tanks
at the end of the First World War but none of them
worked very well. In the years leading up to the Second
World War they became something of a fixation >>
of the Bull - The 79th Armoured Division
was created in September 1942; Major General Percy
Hobart was appointed to command, having recently raised
and trained the 11th Armoured Division