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Sherman Firefly tank seen through an archway in the ruined town of Uedem, during the advance to the Rhine, 1 March 1945. Probably a Firefly from the 11th Armoured Division

Sherman Firefly tank seen through an archway in the ruined town of Uedem, during the advance to the Rhine, 1 March 1945. Probably a Firefly from the 11th Armoured Division

The last stand: Eerie photos capture man-made remnants of the Second World War that have become part of our coastal landscape         Marc Wilson, 46, travelled 23,000 miles to photograph 143 sites in Britain, France, Denmark, Belgium and Norway: (pic:Concrete tank defences in the forests near Lossiemouth, Moray)

The last stand: Eerie photos capture man-made coastal remnants of WW2

The last stand: Eerie photos capture man-made remnants of the Second World War that have become part of our coastal landscape Marc Wilson, 46, travelled 23,000 miles to photograph 143 sites in Britain, France, Denmark, Belgium and Norway: (pic:Concrete tank defences in the forests near Lossiemouth, Moray)

German aircraft getting white paint for the winter camuglagem, Western Europe, Dec 1943; Note in the background is the Ju 87 Stuka Dive Bomber

German aircraft getting white paint for the winter camuglagem, Western Europe, Dec 1943; Note in the background is the Ju 87 Stuka Dive Bomber

German soldiers stay very close to this Panzer 4 tank while moving out.

German soldiers stay very close to this Panzer 4 tank while moving out.

Trolleybuses SA3 class 1747 and SA2  class 1739, 2 of 43 vehicles that were destined for South Africa but were diverted to London when the Second World War prevented their shipment.

Trolleybuses SA3 class 1747 and SA2 class 1739, 2 of 43 vehicles that were destined for South Africa but were diverted to London when the Second World War prevented their shipment.

THE LONG RANGE DESERT GROUP (LRDG) DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

THE LONG RANGE DESERT GROUP (LRDG) DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

The Battle of Prokhorovka was fought on 12 July 1943 near Prokhorovka, 87 kilometres southeast of Kursk in the Soviet Union, during the Second World War. Taking place on the Eastern Front, the engagement was part of the wider Battle of Kursk, and occurred when the 5th Guards Tank Army of the Soviet Red Army attacked the II SS-Panzer Corps of the German Wehrmacht in one of the largest tank battles in military history.

The Battle of Prokhorovka was fought on 12 July 1943 near Prokhorovka, 87 kilometres southeast of Kursk in the Soviet Union, during the Second World War. Taking place on the Eastern Front, the engagement was part of the wider Battle of Kursk, and occurred when the 5th Guards Tank Army of the Soviet Red Army attacked the II SS-Panzer Corps of the German Wehrmacht in one of the largest tank battles in military history.

Men from the 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, supported by Achilles 17pdr tank destroyers, wait to go forward near Ferrara, Northern Italy. 22 April 1945 The 17 pounder, Self-Propelled, Achilles was a British variant of the American M10 tank destroyer armed with the powerful British Ordnance QF 17 pounder anti-tank gun in place of the standard 3" (76.2 mm) Gun M7. With a total of 1,100 M10s converted, the 17 pdr SP Achilles was the second most numerous armoured fighting vehicle to see…

Men from the 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, supported by Achilles 17pdr tank destroyers, wait to go forward near Ferrara, Northern Italy. 22 April 1945 The 17 pounder, Self-Propelled, Achilles was a British variant of the American M10 tank destroyer armed with the powerful British Ordnance QF 17 pounder anti-tank gun in place of the standard 3" (76.2 mm) Gun M7. With a total of 1,100 M10s converted, the 17 pdr SP Achilles was the second most numerous armoured fighting vehicle to see…

Tallest German surrenders to short soldier in World War Two picture

Tallest German surrenders to short soldier in Second World War picture

Tallest German surrenders to short soldier in World War Two picture

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