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August 22, 2016

A Turret View of Normandy - Part 2: Talking with Tank Commander Captain David Render

Hi Folks, welcome to another edition of the Veteran Podcast Archive with Lawrence and Ross, here at WW2Nation.com 

In this episode, Part 2 of A Turret View of Normandy, we rejoin Captain David Render of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry as he recalls the bitter reality of life and conditions inside a Sherman Tank during the Second World War.

In this session we learn about the horrific casualties sustained by the Regiment as they fought their way through the Normandy bocage and towards Germany, and just to give you an idea of what David faced during this period, the average life expectancy of a Tank Commander was just two weeks.

We also discuss the tactics employed by both sides, the constant threat from snipers in the bocage, a first encounter with a Panzerfaust, losing a tank on mines, a few tricks of the trade that helped keep David and his crew alive, Operation Pepperpot and much much more.

Part 3 of this interview will follow very shortly.

Thanks for listening.

Music Featured: Hearts & Flowers by Jeff Kaale 

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