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Stunning photos show sunken WWII British tanks that were the key to winning D-Day | Fox News

 

Doomed tanks that were the key to winning D-Day have been revealed in stunning new underwater images.

The war tanks sunk during Operation Smash – a huge training exercise held on a Dorset beach in April 1944, just weeks ahead of the Normandy landings.

Six lives were lost during the drill – but a lesson was learned so that, on D-Day, British and Canadian tanks were launched in shallow water.

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