United States infantry and tank units in France; focus on U.S. tanks, camouflage techniques, and mine detection and demolition
France Date:1944 Duration:2 min 9 sec Sound:Yes
United States tanks on a road in France during World War 2. United States infantry and tank units in France. Sand bags are packed tight around a tank to fortify and dampen effect of enemy fire. U.S. tanks camouflaged, first with painting (a tank with lettering 'Warhawk" on the side is shown); then with branches over top to help conceal it. Nets and haystacks used for covering and obscuring tanks. Snow covered fields near St Vith. Tanks painted white with a whitewash to camouflage for winter battle. Tanks with lettering on side, "Kathleen", is whitewashed. A tank hits mines and explodes. A British tank outfitted with flails is used to find and detonate land mines. An explosive 'Snake' deployed in a field and used for demolition of enemy mines.
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