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Updates from Maritime Film UK’s Rob White, TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN

TANK ABOARD

16 February 2022

Of course Landing Craft Tank 7074, at the D-Day Story Museum in Southsea, would be a bit Hamlet without the prince if she didn’t have tanks on board her. And sure enough here comes one of them. Shown in the picture is a Sherman ‘Grizzly’ – a Canadian version of the tank that was the mainstay of the D-Day landings, and of the Allies advance to victory after June 1944. This tank survives in large part because it was used for training, but she’s now doing duty as a memorial to all who served in Shermans during World War II – and to the ships like LCT 7074, which delivered them onto the Normandy beaches. This tank actually stood outside ‘D-Day Story’ before the arrival of the LCT, and has been reconditioned and re-badged to represent her D-Day sister, carried by 7074.

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About Rob

Rob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years of experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four-time award winner, whose awards include a coveted Royal Television Society award for his work on Channel 4 News. His association with the Maritime Foundation goes back to 1995 when he won the first Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award for a series of reports that led to a major documentary on the loss of the bulk carrier Derbyshire.

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