Wednesday, June 27, 2018

“Desert Rats” tank crew with their Cromwell Mark VI tank, British 7th Armoured Division, Normandy, 17 June, 1944

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  1. 95mm howitzer, bring more boom on the battlefield.

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  2. The tank's named for "Old Bill", a famous cartoon character from the previous war. http://ww1.canada.com/battlefront/images-cartoonists-sketches-found-fun-amid-the-horror-of-the-first-world-war.
    Tony

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    1. Yes, I covered Old Bill when I was posting about nose art on bombers http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2015/03/bruce-bairnsfather-official-cartoonist.html

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    2. and I wouldn't have posted this photo if there wasn't that Old Bill painting on it. There just isn't much about the image to enjoy, without that painting.

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    3. You're way ahead of me. As always.

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    4. No, I certainly am not... but, sometimes I've simply posted the stuff years ago. Sometimes I forget that I have, and sometimes I recall.

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  3. Notice the war trophy Iron Cross being worn by the fellow in the far left. I think that's the reason they're all looking his way.

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