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Sherman M4A3E8 'BOSS' Filmed by Cortex Command.

Tank is on display outside Beatty Street Drill Hall, Vancouver, Canada

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Looks like it has been repainted but the paint peeled off again. There is another tank (RAM MK II) also displayed at the right side of hall entrance.
It was noted on deferent resources that this tank was in service in France, and it has bullet/sharpnels holes on its left side.

Historical Details:
On August 8th and 9th 1944, the British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own), then designated 28th Canadian Armored Regiment, was commanded by Lcol D.G. Worthington in his Sherman Tank "Boss". In Sherman Tanks similar to this one, they fought a heroic 14 hour battle on Hill 140 North of the town of Falaise, France. When the Battle had ended, the "Dukes" had suffered heavily, loosing many tanks and men, including thier commanding officer, to overwhelming enemy fire. This tank on Beatty Street is dedicated to the memory of that battle and those who lost their lives fighting to preserve our way of life.

Tanks has number 9 on turret and a distinguishable slogan 'BOSS' on frontal part of its left side, and plate no. 53 .

Other preserved tanks in Canada

History of the battle here: http://www.thefewgoodmen.com/thefgmforum/threads/normandy-tour-day-6-falaise-pocket-end-of-the-battle-for-normandy.21737/


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