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Irish guards sherman commander rams king tiger in france

Article about: Well worth a read! I only came across this on facebook because a photographer for a local newspaper posted it on his page. The man in question (sir John Gorman) only lived about 20 miles fro

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    As i say the German version of the incident is different to the Sherman ramming the Tiger !!
    What is the German version ? .. was Goebbels involved ?...

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    It comes from members of the Tiger crew , the Gunner in particular who states the Tiger Commander panicked after they hit by an anti tank round and they reverersed through a hedge and into the Sherman which they didn't know was there , causing a low speed collision . It is covered in the Comabt history of the s Panzer Abt 503 !
    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

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    Interesting....so they end up together either way...... 'would be great to know the REAL truth but I suspect we never will. 'not actually sure which story would be best in a Combat History...."I panicked and ordered reverse gear without looking behind me" or "I allowed an enemy tank to get so close to me it rammed me"....

    'shame...... but thanks

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    The best bit is when the German Gunner and a British crew member had a fist fight in a shell hole to try and take each other prisoner !!
    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

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    Quote by Paul D View Post
    The best bit is when the German Gunner and a British crew member had a fist fight in a shell hole to try and take each other prisoner !!
    That's more like it !

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    Absolute nutjob! Just how we need em!

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