History of War


During World War II, British forces suffered grievous losses at the hands of superior German armoured fighting vehicles. German tanks typically outgunned Allied types, their armour protection was superb and they were capable of destroying Allied tanks from distances beyond the range of most British and American armament. In 1943, the War Ministry issued specifications for a British tank that could take on German armour and win. The result was the Centurion. However, the new model reached continental Europe days after

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