The War Illustrated No 132 Vol 6 July 10th 1942

At Close Quarters with the General Grants MAN THE TANKS !The order has been given, and British crews are doubling towards the fleet of American General Grants lined upon the Libyan sands. This new tank, mass-produced in the U.S.A. during last winter, and since shipped to the Middle East, played an important part in the fierce battles of the Cauldron and Knightsbridge, MAINTENANCE MEN of the Royal Tank Regiment removing one of the tracks of a General Grant. Oval, ramming home a shell inside a tank. Right, cleaning the 75-mm. gun. The General Grant weighs about 28 tons and mounts two guns—a 37-mm. and a 7S-mm. Though much “boosted ”before the battle, after the fall of Tobruk it was stated that the General Grants were already obsolescent in America, had vulnerable spots, and were too clow. Certain it was that there were not enough of them. Photos, British Official Crown Copyright Page 3S Preparing for further encounters with the Panzers, a General Grant being loaded with ammunition some­ wherein the desert. Aline of General Grants moving upfor battle. Heavily armour-plated, some of these new tanks have sur­vived direct hits.
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