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Retreating Germans abandoned this 88 mm. gun in perfect condition when they scurried away from the victorious British Eighth army. Although the enemy was only a few thousand yards ahead at the time; poor visibility prevented their noticing this recovery crew The fact that no one took time to destroy the gun's firing mechanism indicates the haste with which the Nazis fell back. Several times during the advance; so much equipment fell into British hands that days were required to sort it out. Open in full size

Retreating Germans abandoned this 88 mm. gun in perfect condition when they scurried away from the victorious British Eighth army. Although the enemy was only a few thousand yards ahead at the time; poor visibility prevented their noticing this recovery crew The fact that no one took time to destroy the gun's firing mechanism indicates the haste with which the Nazis fell back. Several times during the advance; so much equipment fell into British hands that days were required to sort it out.

Picture, 1942, English

Retreating Germans abandoned this 88 mm. gun in perfect condition when they scurried away from the victorious British Eighth army. Although the enemy was only a few thousand yards ahead at the time; poor visibility prevented their noticing this recovery crew The fact that no one took time to destroy the gun's firing mechanism indicates the haste with which the Nazis fell back. Several times during the advance; so much equipment fell into British hands that days were required to sort it out.

Picture, 1942, English

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Army - Great Britain - In Africa

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0002305f