Matilda II Ridotta Capuzzo

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  1. pminotti

    pminotti Junior Member

    Matilda II were not always invincible.

    Probably ran out of gas

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  2. pminotti

    pminotti Junior Member

    Battleaxe, Halfaya Battle, 8° Reggimento Bersaglieri
     
  3. DavidW

    DavidW Well-Known Member

    7 R/T/R
     
  4. Andreas

    Andreas Working on two books

    Nope, BREVITY, and Ridotta Capuzzo is a way from Halfaya. Look at the date. That would make it a tank of A Squadron 4 R.T.R. of the Centre Column, probably disabled by a mobility kill after tracks or sprockets were hit by AT guns.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Brevity

    http://www.quirinale.it/elementi/DettaglioOnorificenze.aspx?decorato=13148

    Great picture, thanks for posting.

    All the best

    Andreas
     
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  5. Richard G

    Richard G Junior Member

    88 missed it eh :)
     
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    From 4 RTR's 1941 war diary

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  7. Andreas

    Andreas Working on two books

    Nice!

    All the best

    Andreas
     
  8. DavidW

    DavidW Well-Known Member

    I'm still thinking 7 RTR. As the name on the side appears to start with the letter "G".

    Has anyone got a higher res copy of the picture to confirm?
     
  9. Andreas

    Andreas Working on two books

    It could just be that the tank was borrowed?

    All the best

    Andreas
     

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