Loading Sherman tanks on Diamond T transporters, 1944
Photograph by Major Wilfred Herbert James Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), World War Two, North West Europe (1944-1945), 1944.
The American built Diamond T tank transporter tractor was allocated to Commonwealth armies under the Lend Lease scheme. Transporters were used so that tanks did not have to travel long distances to a battlefield which could wear their tracks out before going into action.
From an album containing 211 photographs compiled by Major W H J Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), 1944-1945.
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