Thursday, June 6, 2013

Death of a Tank

I found this the other night while looking up something else on Youtube. You know full well how one can easily get distracted and lost on Youtube following one interesting link after another. This is a very haunting short film showing the immediate aftermath of a USMC M4 Sherman Tank flipped over and on fire after driving over a Japanese tank-killing landmine on Okinawa on the morning of May 14, 1945. You see fellow marines try to put the fire out and dig out their trapped and endangered comrades but it is to no avail and they (and you) must watch the crew get "brewed" alive as the British called it when a tank crew got burned in their rig.

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