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Kangaroos of the Canadian Army formed up after the Battle of Wanssum in the Netherlands, 1945

Photograph by Major Wilfred Herbert James Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), World War Two, North West Europe, 1945.

The Kangaroo was a Canadian armoured personnel carrier (APC) based on a converted tank chassis. The majority of vehicles converted were Canadian Ram tanks or Shermans. The armoured Kangaroo gave infantry more protection than the standard Commonwealth Bren Carrier and thus proved more suitable for infantry units accompanying tanks into battle.

From an album containing 222 photographs compiled by Major W H J Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters).

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1975-03-63-21-105

Copyright/Ownership

National Army Museum Copyright

Location

National Army Museum, Study collection

Object URL

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1975-03-63-21-105