No progress update today (although there has been a fair bit of progress – assaults are coming!) instead I’d like to link two tank-related stories that happened 100 and 75 years ago this week:
During the Battle of Passchendaele, the British Mark IV tank “Fray Bentos” became stranded and its crew held out for 72 hours before escaping to friendly lines.
The Dieppe Raid on August 19, 1942 landed 29 Churchill Tanks on the beach from the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division, all of which were lost in the battle. Stan Edwards, who fought in the raid, recalls his experience.