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   8.23.2004


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Who Sank the Tank?
Associated Press Wirephoto via U.S. Army Signal Corps, dated August 20, 1944

U.S. combat engineers pass a smashed German turret top emplacement as they advance across a beach near St. Raphael in southern France. Before being knocked out by Allied assault troops, the turret was able to cover approaches on a 90 degree angle. It had been fitted with an MG34 machine gun as well as a 20-mm gun.

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