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Garandomatic
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posted 12/16/2019 10:38:23 PM    Click here to view the profile for Garandomatic  Click here to email Garandomatic  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Focus seems to turn toward the SS unit that moved into Herrlisheim, but it is nice that the battle got some attention. The film's author, Mark Felton, makes some very high quality videos and is worth a look.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86K0ncTkAkA

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 12/17/2019 10:43:10 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I am grateful for this film and summary! I will
look into other Mark Felton films.

Mike Woldenberg

Garandomatic
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posted 12/18/2019 9:38:06 AM    Click here to view the profile for Garandomatic  Click here to email Garandomatic  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
My pleasure, I was quite pleased to see the attention given. If I recall correctly, Felton also has a video about the Battle of Castle Itter and another, unrelated to the 12th, about a 7th Armored M8 Greyhound that is recorded to have smoked a Panzer of some sort with its little 37mm gun.

The official records call the panzer a Tiger, but it is unclear if any Tiger Is were in the area of the 7th Armored, and a Tiger IIs rear armor is mathematically to thick for a 37mm to punch through, as far as I've read. Might be a Panzer IV that resembled a Tiger. Regardless, any record of a Greyhound that pops out from a bush, floors the throttle, charges, and point blanks a German tank in the rear end is truly impressive!