News reel footage of incident During the fall of Hamburg

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News reel footage of incident During the fall of Hamburg

Post by dricha » 23 Feb 2003 00:19

Recently while watching a documentary on the history channel in which a camera man was following an American tank{sherman} when it was hit by a German tank the cameraman then followed other American tanks {Pershings}which were called up to pursue this single German tank evntually this too was destroyed it also showed the tank crews escaping .would anybody Know the full story behind this incident or
where i might get some still photos

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Post by David C. Clarke » 23 Feb 2003 03:33

It was Cologne, not Hamburg. The incident is recounted in Belton Cooper's book "Deathtraps" with pictures. Cheers, D

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Cologne

Post by dricha » 23 Feb 2003 05:27

Thanks Dave I stand corrected your answer helped me find this link for anyone who is interested great story http://home.earthlink.net/~crcorbin/Smoyer2.html


Dramatic pictures http://home.earthlink.net/~crcorbin/Col ... tures.html

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Post by David C. Clarke » 23 Feb 2003 05:44

Glad to be of help Dricha. I recall reading this account. Here's your link, I had a problem with it:

http://home.earthlink.net/~crcorbin/Smoyer2.html

Cooper's book, incidently, covered new ground in the study of U.S. Armor. I highly recommend it.

Best Regards,
David

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