|From Muckleburgh Collection|
Sunday, 20 June 2010
Big Picture : The 88
The German 88mm Flak 37 Anti Tank gun. This particular example was featured in the HBO series Band of Brothers. Its now held in the Muckleburgh Collection in Norfolk.
Labels: 101st Airborne, Big Picture, TV, WWII
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I'm reading Beevor's account of the Battle for Normandy ('D-Day') and he states (I seem to recall) that despite the Allied tankers' fear of Tigers, Panthers etc. the 88 took out many more Allied tanks than all the German armour put together.ReplyDelete
I've read several first hand accounts of Tank crews in Normandy and time and again they mention 88's as being the real threat. Their relatively low profile, mobility and rate of fire seemed to make them particuarly good weapons for fighting in the Bocage.ReplyDelete