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I was really looking forward to the programme on Thursday 15 September, BBC4 'Tank Men' it was just a plain awful....

The only redeeming part was that of the contribution by The Tank Museum, David Willey and Sarah Lambert. What were the tank commanders, Private soldiers, Lance Corporals or Officers ? Basil Henriques (C22) had 1970's lance jack stripes and Macpherson C20) carried no rank but a rifle, as tank commanders do of course ! A very poor effort and a media slight upon brave men.

Edited by Bob Grundy

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It was fortunate that the Germans had already anticipated the need for armour piercing 7.92mm ammunition and issued it before the tanks had even been become known to them......

 

That said at least the Germans spoke in their native tongue.

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yes it was truly awful gave up before half way... what has happened to the bbc?

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I fully intended to watch it but got tied up with something else so was going to watch it on Iplayer but after your comments I won't waste my time.

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It was fortunate that the Germans had already anticipated the need for armour piercing 7.92mm ammunition and issued it before the tanks had even been become known to them......

 

That said at least the Germans spoke in their native tongue.

 

What the Germans had done was reverse the round in the standard 7.92 Mauser round. The intention was that it should be used as an anti aircraft round. Various bogeyman stories of Dum Dum and Explosive rounds causng horrendous injury and death were common place amongst the Allies. Wether reversed round will penatrate seems to be who you belive. The main problem was spall and poor construction.

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I fully intended to watch it but got tied up with something else so was going to watch it on Iplayer but after your comments I won't waste my time.

 

There are better ways to spend half an hour. I'm suprised the Tank Musuem went along with it.

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