Saturday, August 26, 2017

For 3 days and 2 nights, the 8 man tank crew was stuck in no-man’s-land, and they fought off German machine gun fire, snipers, grenades, heavy artillery and dynamite and all but one escaped

An enemy soldier even climbed on top and dropped a grenade inside but one of the plucky Brits threw it back before it exploded.

Inside were nine men who would become the most decorated tank crew of the war.

David Willey, curator of the Tank Museum, said: “Many amazing stories of stoicism and bravery have emerged with the First World War anniversaries, but you still cannot help but be taken aback by the tale of the tank 'Fray Bentos'.

1 comment:

  1. In case you're curious that tank is a Mark IV.