British Infantry Divisions in Italy

Discussion in 'Italy' started by Chris C, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Chris, is looks like a large :oops: on you then. A booklet to have by the look of it.

  2. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    Well, it's 72 pages - so a bit larger than a booklet. 8.5x11", mostly photographs.
  3. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    If you have a copy of the The British Reconnaissance Corps in World War II by Osprey, on page18 it shows 75mm Self Propelled White Half Tracks Old GMC M3 Tank Destroyers.
    I believe they were used for support and not against Tanks, but stand to be corrected.
    My late father (4th recce "B" Squadron, said that his unit had 4 all named after the Musketeers.

  4. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    Hi Tom,

    Those are an interesting vehicle! My understanding is that they were used by the US as tank destroyer vehicles in Tunisia. This didn't work out very well. Somehow when declared obsolete, some were snapped up by British reconnaissance units which wanted a little extra firepower. I assume they probably used them, like you say, as HE fire support.

    It's nice to imagine them driving around titled D'Argagnan, Porthos, Aramis, and Athos :)

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