Wow thanks for posting. That was a treat indeed. When I found out the tank was being used in the movie Fury I was elated. Great flick and thanks for taking time to post.
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
When 131 was used in the new Brad Pitt movie "Fury" there was an agreement on how much the tank could be run including how many gear changes they could make as the gearbox is seen as the weak point. Consequently they had to have some new gears cut in case of any drama's which apparently cost in the region of £30,000.
The contractual agreement was something like they were allowed to move forward 11 times and reverse 7 times, or very close to that, and Bovington supplied the driver.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.