A British tank of WW2
Photograph of a British WW2 tank
(Photograph by J. Ritson)
This tank is part of the collection at the Memorial Museum for the Battle of Normandy at Bayeux, Calvados, France. The Germans nicknamed them 'Tommy Cookers', because of the tendency to burst into flames when hit by one of their shells. There was very little time for the 'Tommies' (the British soldiers inside the tanks) to escape.