Tanks are Part of the English Countryside in Summer Now

The War Illustrated, Volume 3, No. 50, Page 141, August 16, 1940.

Photo: Tanks are Part of the English Countryside in Summer Now. People in many parts of Britain grown accustomed to the sight and sound of tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles speeding through the village streets or lumbering along over open country during exercises. Today, however, these vehicles take on a new significance: Britain is in the battle zone, and the tanks are on active service; light tanks like these, seen emerging from a narrow and tortuous country lane, will be in the forefront to repel the Nazi invader, should he effect a landing on our soil. Photo, British Official; Crown Copyright.

Historical context, by the webmaster

The tanks are Cruiser Mark IV's from the 1st Armoured Division.

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