The 15th of August History Calendar

Sherman DD Tanks
© IWM (BU 2173)

On this day 73 years ago in 1944, 36 Duplex Drive Sherman Tanks were used by American Forces in Operation Dragoon on the South Coast of France. Of those 29 of the tanks made it beyond the beaches, two sank and five were disabled by mines.

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© Background Photograph by Sam Ablott.