Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Military Snapshot - Assessing the Damage to an M4 Sherman

An American soldier checks out the gouge that a German armor-piercing projectile made on the front hull of this M4 Sherman medium tank. The cities of Orleans and Dreux fell to Patton’s Third Army on August 16, 1944. Fearing a that continued Third Army advance eastward from Orleans would cut off their forces located in southwest France, the Germans withdrew over 100,000 men eastward from that area. Photo courtesy of General Patton Memorial Museum, from Patton's Third Army in World War II by Michael Green & James D. Brown.

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