"A Soldier of World War Two" statue & Sherman Grizzly Tank, Southsea.

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G Lokey on December 31, 2012

Statue situated outside the D Day museum in Southsea.

G Lokey on January 1, 2013

The Sherman Grizzly tank was the most widely used Allied tank during the Second World War and 49,000 were produced. Although not equal to the best German tanks in armour or armament the Sherman made up for this with its straightforward design, mechanical reliability and above all its availability in large numbers. This particular Sherman was one of only 188 built by the Montreal Locomotive Works in Canada and the Canadians called their version the "Grizzly". The museum purchased this tank in 1983 it being one of fifteen recovered from a scrapyard in Portugal having been in service with the Portuguese army. not in the Second World War of course as they didn't get involved!!!

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  • Uploaded on December 31, 2012
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    by G Lokey
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