The 28th of April History Calendar

Valentine DD
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On this day 72 years ago in 1945 Duplex Drive tanks were successfully used in crossing the River Adige in Italy by the 7th Queen's Own Hussars. Both Shermans and Valentines were utilised for the operation. The Valentines were used for fuel transport and the Shermans were used for combat.

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© Background Photograph by Sam Ablott.