After the failure of the raid on Dieppe in 1942, plans to invade continental Europe were completely revised. The invasion of Europe required a host of new-type tanks and armored vehicles. Tanks were needed for bridging ditches and rivers, clearing mine fields,...read more
A portable field surgical unit (think MASH or aid station) operates in a field near the front lines of northern Burma during WW2. Lt. Colonel Gordon S. Seagraves, head of the unit, performs surgery on wounded soldiers in the open air with only umbrellas protecting his patient from the monsoon...read more
Speechless! Great compilation of German Army's images during World War II. You can see infantry troops, anti-tank guns, winter war, heavy artillery, wounded soldiers, mortars, motorcycles, flamethrowers, Waffen SS units, etc.
Tigers were usually employed in separate heavy tank battalions (schwere Panzer-Abteilung) under army command. These battalions would be deployed to critical sectors, either for breakthrough operations or, more typically, counter-attacks.
The Tiger was originally designed to be an...read more
During the German invasion of Poland in September 1939, cavalry formed 10% of the Polish Army. Cavalry units were organised in 11 cavalry brigades, each composed of 3 to 4 cavalry regiments with organic artillery, armoured unit and infantry battalion.As mobile reserves...read more
Operation Supercharge represents the crucial ‘break in’ battle at El Alamein that triggered the end for Rommel’s forces. The 9th Armoured Brigade was involved in the attack, they starred an heoric charge, few expected their returning. The...read more