American troops posing atop one of two knocked-out StuG III Ausf G assault guns near Modrath, Germany, 1945; the vehicles were disabled by U...
U.S. M4 Sherman tank during the Invasion of Saipan, June - July, 1944.
Democracy in action. British parliamentary elections, 1945.
Budapest, February 1945 ●彡
"Tuskegee" airman Edward Creston Gleed from Lawrence, Kansas, Class 42-K, with two unidentified crewmen adjusting an external seventy-five gallon drop tank on the wing of a P-51/D Mustang, "Creamer's Dream" (generally flown by 1st.Lt.Charles White) 301st FS, 332nd Fighter Group air base in Ramitelli, Italy, March 1945. (Colorised by Sanna Dullaway)
The Sherman Tank was the main battle tank of the US Army during World War 2. It was a medium tank but it was no match for the Germans. The Americans nicknamed it the "Ronson" after the cigarette lighter because it would burst into flame after being hit by even the smallest German tank. During Operation Goodwood the Germans knocked out over 300 Shermans in a few hours for the loss of one tank. On the other hand, the tank was reliable and easy to produce and maintain - and numbers win wars-we…