By David Fletcher
The Sherman DD (Duplex force) tank used to be designed by way of the Allies in particular for the D-Day landings; enveloped in a waterproofed canvas reveal, the tank was once introduced at sea from touchdown craft after which 'swam' slowly to shore, the place the monitors have been deflated, permitting the tanks to function as combating automobiles. Exploring the improvement and differences of the Sherman DD, this publication discusses its many editions, together with the prototype Valentine DD tank and its function as a coaching tank in Britain and constrained operational use in Italy, and examines the successes and tragic disasters at the shorelines of Normandy and extra into North-West Europe, together with the problem of crossing the River Rhine.
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