The strange tanks that helped win D-Day

When we in the States remember D-Day, we conjure images of Saving Private Ryan–of thousands of young American men, pouring out of landing craft, charging headlong into Nazi machine gunfire. We tend to forget the assistance of our allies in the UK and Canada–and their eccentric (and equally brilliant) hardware.

When allied forces landed on the Normandy beaches on D-Day, they did so alongside a fleet of bizarre tanks with very special roles – brought into life by an eccentric British commander

Source: BBC – Future – The strange tanks that helped win D-Day

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