Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Churchill Crocodile Normandy.

Article about: Churchill "Crocodile" on display outside of the Bayeux Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy. Really cool Museum, well worth the visit. Bayeux Tapestry was absolutely stunning.

  1. #1

    Default Churchill Crocodile Normandy.

    Churchill "Crocodile" on display outside of the Bayeux Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy.

    Really cool Museum, well worth the visit.

    Bayeux Tapestry was absolutely stunning..



    Bayeux Museum Trademark - Bayeux museum
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Normandie 17 037 (640x480).jpg 
Views:	43 
Size:	209.2 KB 
ID:	1057178   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Normandie 17 038 (640x480).jpg 
Views:	60 
Size:	184.5 KB 
ID:	1057182  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Normandie 17 039 (640x480).jpg 
Views:	55 
Size:	255.2 KB 
ID:	1057183   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Normandie 17 040 (640x480).jpg 
Views:	60 
Size:	158.5 KB 
ID:	1057184  


  2. #2
    ?

    Default

    A rare bit of kit , from 141 Bn RAC the only Crocodile unit in Normandy
    Last edited by Paul D; 03-17-2017 at 09:16 PM.
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

  3. #3

    Default

    Interesting piece of history. Thanks for posting.

    John O.

  4. #4

    Default

    There's a beauty at Bovington....'straight out of the box...from production line to museum

  5. #5

    Default

    Here it is

    Was a hazardous occupation in more ways than one being a crew member of one of those
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1061.jpg 
Views:	19 
Size:	141.6 KB 
ID:	1059235   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1055.jpg 
Views:	18 
Size:	149.7 KB 
ID:	1059234  


  6. #6

    Default

    There is another on hill 112
    The best Militaria forum in France is here : http://deutsch-militaria.forumactif.us/

  7. #7
    ?

    Default

    It's a Churchill Mark VII on Hill 112
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

  8. #8

    Default

    [QUOTE=The Devil's Bank;1721044]Churchill "Crocodile" on display outside of the Bayeux Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy.

    Really cool Museum, well worth the visit.

    Bayeux Tapestry was absolutely stunning..



    [url=http://www.bayeuxmuseum.com/en/la_marque_bayeux_museum_en.html]Bayeux Museum Trademark

    The Bayeux Tapestry has fascinated me since childhood! Would love to see it in person!

  9. #9

    Default

    "The Bayeux Tapestry has fascinated me since childhood! Would love to see it in person!"

    I remember all those years ago, in school, being told about the Bayeux Tapestry, and the chap with a arrow in his eye..

    Our Teacher told us that she lived in France during the school holiday months in Normandy, and went often to study it.

    If we had the chance ever to see it, you must, she told us

    So, finally at the age of 55, I got the chance, so off I went to see it, and highly delighted that I did

    In the shop, they had pieces of the Tapestry for sale (copies), but they were VERY expensive.

Similar Threads

  1. Need Help! CHURCHILL Photographs

    In Doc's, paper items, photos, propaganda
    02-10-2015, 07:23 PM
  2. 'Mad Jack' Churchill.

    In Discussions
    06-06-2013, 12:00 PM
  3. Churchill on a fiver!

    In Discussions
    04-27-2013, 02:38 PM
  4. Marble Arch and the Crocodile

    In Polish Armed Forces in the West (Polskie Siły Zbrojne na Zachodzie) 1939-1947
    11-10-2012, 03:06 PM
  5. Old Churchill?

    In USA and Great Britain armour, artillery and vehicles
    01-06-2010, 08:42 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •