The 26th of October History Calendar

Sherman DD Tanks
© IWM (BU 2173)

On this day 80 years ago in 1944 were used during The Battle of Scheldt, Zealand, making their longest ever operational swim of 7 miles. Although the swim went well, 14 tanks got bogged down in mud and only 4 were ready for action having used mats laid by Buffalos to exit the water.

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© Background Photograph by Sam Ablott.