'A Churchill tank awaits possible enemy counter-attack in a ruined Normandy village', July 1944
Photograph, World War Two, North West Europe (1944-1945), 1944.
The model shown is probably a Mark IV or Mark VI Churchill which was armed with a 75 mm gun. The tank weighed 39 tons, had a top speed of 17 miles (27 kilometres) per hour, and had a range of 90 miles. The highly adaptable Churchill chassis could be fitted with equipment for mine sweeping, bridge laying, and other specialised tasks.
From a collection of 33 British official photographs, D-Day and Operation OVERLORD.
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