AUG 23 1944 Normandy: the British breakout begins. A column of Cromwell and Sherman Firefly tanks of RTR, Armoured Division, enters Lisieux, 23 or 24 August In the background is the Basilica of St Therese.
A German Tiger II side by side with a Sherman tank. The Tiger II was captured/abandoned during fighting during the German Ardennes offensive of December 1944 known to most Americans as "The Battle of the Bulge".
D-Day Anniversary Marked With Release Of Rare Color Photos World War II American troops advancing through a wood near Valognes, on the Cherbourg front. The track is littered with parts of bicyles and ironmongery June (Fred Ramage, Keystone / Getty Images)
German Panzers maneuver during the Battle of Kursk, July Kursk still remains the biggest tank battle in history. The Germans lost and the Soviets joined their relentless advance that brought them to Berlin.