1st Battalion, The Rifle Brigade, supported by Crocodile flame-throwers, attack the village of St Joost, Netherlands, 20 January 1945
Photograph, World War Two, North West Europe (1944-1945), 1945.
A Churchill Crocodile flame-thrower tank burns an enemy position during the liberation of the Dutch town of St. Joost. A modified Churchill infantry tank, the Crocodile carried flame fuel in a towed trailer. Its weapon had an effective range of around 100 yards. Crocodiles were usually employed in small detachments against strongly dug-in enemy infantry.
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