The 19th of February History Calendar

Major General Percy Hobart
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On this day 62 years ago in 1957 of the 79th Armoured Division died aged 71, in Farnham, Surrey. He was the man responsible for Hobart's Funnies which included the Duplex Drive Tanks. As part of this work he spent some time at the Burton site.

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