Sunday, 20 September 2015

Me and Monty's Tank

David Drake took this photo at Duxford. The tank is Monty's Hq vehicle in the desert.

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  1. I thought that was at the Imperial War Museum in London - or did they move it?

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    1. Duxford is now part of the Imperial War Museum.

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    2. So they moved it from the foyer where it used to be near that V2 rocket?

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  2. Nice piece of history - the tank sure had a tall profile - possibly allowing Monty to stand up in it? :)

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  3. He liked to be seen. :)

    His first big problem was restoring the morale of the 8th army, particularly the armour after a series of crashingloop defeats. Hence the showmanship and the association with armoured refinement.

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  4. I was standing in front of this myself only yesterday. Good to see the tank back on display in its new home at Duxford.

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    1. Duxford is turning into one heck of a Museum.

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  5. Very nice item and part of history. cheers

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