Armored personnel plowing through holes in the hedgerows, Saint-Lô 1944
During the invasion of Normandy, it was the Germans that gave the Allied High Command the biggest problems—it was the bocage landscape. During Overlord the Allies, in particular the Americans, found themselves bogged down in the Normandy bocage and progress inland was difficult.
The answer to this unforeseen problem? An idea from a US sergeant and a ‘Tennessee hillbilly named Roberts’ who said “Why don’t we get some saw teeth and put them on the front of the tank and cut through these hedges?”
Enter the Rhino Tank.
October 03, 2012, 2:57pm / 22