Matilda Scorpion flail tank - British tanks
The Scorpion variant had a Matilda chassis with a mine flail mounted on it. The mine flail was a device that deliberately detonated mines in front of the vehicle that carried it, in order to make a safe path through a mine-field. Photo source: IWMCollections IWM Photo No.: E 18868.
The British enter Benghazi – World War II Today
In doing so we came to a wadi and as we got to the lip we spotted an enemy machine-gun nest. The corporal alongside me popped a hand grenade into the nest, getting rid of that one. We tumed to our left flank and carried along the lip of the wadi and wiped out four more machine-gun positions and captured four prisoners before returning to our lines.The chap who was wounded died on the way back.
British soldier aiming a Boys anti-tank rifle. Probably North Africa. Chambered in .55 (or 13.97mm) the Boys anti-tank rifle was approved for service and began production in 1937, run off for six years before becoming obsolete. It could penetrate, with armor piercing ammunition, 21mm of armor at 330 yards.Yet in those war time years the Boys bolt-action anti-tank rifle saw some use, but not against the tanks of Germany. #war #photography