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Monday, 25 November 2019


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Immensely brave men who crew them. I sat in one in the Tank Museum at Bovington, while an ex-soldier who worked there talked me through the routines. If the tank catches fire or gets immobilised, you have to extricate yourself from a tiny cramped space full of sharp edges and odd corners, in the dark and heat and possible smoke. They pride themselves on being the last man out. When the hatch is down, they have to squirm into odd positions to piss and shit into a shell case. He said "The most important thing is to put that full shell case near your mate before you hit the rough terrain!"

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