There are many WWII relics in Normandy today and one of the most impressive is this Tiger which can be found close to the spot where it was abandoned during the German withdrawal in the summer of 1944. The tank is believed to be from Panzer Abteilung 503. On the 19th August 1944 several tanks were making their way towards a fuel dump set up at the Chateau de L'Horloge having extracated themselves from the Falaise Pocket. This one probably ran out fuel and it is known that it was bull-dozed into a roadside ditch on the Vimoutiers to Gace road (N179). Many years later, in May 1975, it was recovered and restored.
Combining my interest in military history and my passion for field walking. This web site is a fairly arbitrary collection of photos and stories from various battlefield walks undertaken in the company of a small group of like-minded friends. I write this stuff for my personal enjoyment and, if others are interested, then that's a bonus.
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Clevedon Military History Walk
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WTB Book of the Month - December 2022
Battle: Understanding Conflict from Hastings to Helmand by Graeme Callister and Rachael Whitbread