From the Vault: Churchill tanks tested against beach obstacles

Here is a video from 1942 showing early model Churchill tanks navigating beach obstacles.  The film was created by the C.O.X.E. “Combined Operations Experimental Establishment.”  There is quite a bit of footage of Churchill tanks sporting the “bobbin” carpet laying device.  At 10:25 into the video, a Matilda tank makes a brief appearance.  An worthwhile video for those interested in the history of “Hobart’s Funnies.”

 

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