Aired Wednesday May 5, 2:15am - 3:00amon PBS

World War II: The Last Heroes

Series 1 Episode 2: The Battle for Caen

Across northern France, British and German tanks go head to head. The Allies soon discovered that the Sherman tank `brewed up' when it was attacked, killing everyone inside, while the German Tiger tank seemed indestructible. Nineteen-year-old Harold Currie, who had left school in Liverpool to join his heroes the Desert Rats, still has horrific memories. Eventually, Allied tanks were upgraded.

Category
Documentary / War
Original air date
2011-10-22