When in England, visit the Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset. Color photographs were taken there with their kind cooperation (color photographs by Chuck Solomon, 2001).

Drawings are from Tanks Are Mighty Fine Things. Detroit: Chrysler Corporation, 1946.

For a brief film clip, go to Tank Fire.

Go to Staffs Yeo picture file / Les Davis interview / Lionel Knight interview / Barclay Meredith interview / Bill McCormick recollections

Cut-away view of a Sherman

Depiction of a tank crew


1) World War One tank with a 37mm gun.

2) World War Two tank mired in the mud during the Ninth Army's  advance into Germany

(Both photographs from the Military History Institute, Carlisle Barracks, PA)

Inside a German tank (motion picture still).

Below: Inside a tank at the Bovington Tank Museum, England. All photographs by Chuck Solomon (2001).

Looking down into the turret seats.


Inside looking out.

British 6-pounder anti-tank gun in Normandy.

The 6-pounder calibre was 57 mm. It had a maximum rate of fire of 15 rounds a minute, and an average range of 1,000 meters.

A burning German tank. (From a Daily Express publication, Invasion!)

The grim reality of death in a "brew-up". (Photo from the desert, reproduced in John Ellis, The Sharp End)

Below: German motion picture stills.

Light German tank crashes through brush.


Surveying the field.

The underbelly of the tank is fully exposed which affords the kind of clear shot gunners rarely got.

 "Stuart" (Honey) Light Tank

Cromwell IV Cruiser

Sherman "Firefly" of the 13/18th Hussars with 3rd Div infantrymen before Goodwood.