Free French tank crew removing casualties from one of their Sherman tanks during World War II
Sees France Date:1944, August 13 Duration:1 min 5 sec Sound:NO SOUND
French tank crew of the Free French Forces, leave their M4A2 Sherman tank to inspect another that has been knocked out. Both tanks display the logo of French 2nd Armored Division (2e Division Blindée, 2e DB), commanded by General Philippe Leclerc. The destroyed one belongs to the 501ème Régiment de Chars de Combat (501st RCC 3eC) and was knocked out, probably by an 88mm anti-tank shell, on August 13, 1944 in Ecouves forest. Closeups of huge holes penetrating the turret of the tank. The other tank's crew members begin recovering bodies of dead from the stricken tank, which has the name "l'Ourcq" stenciled on its side. They remove the body of one dead soldier and place it on a blanket. They also remove the headless body of another from the tank. (Note: Reportedly, the destroyed tank was number 420583.)
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