17-pdr anti-tank gun of the 21st Anti-Tank Regiment, British Guards Armoured Division, guarding the approaches to Nijmegen Bridge, the Netherlands, 21 Sep 1944

Caption   17-pdr anti-tank gun of the 21st Anti-Tank Regiment, British Guards Armoured Division, guarding the approaches to Nijmegen Bridge, the Netherlands, 21 Sep 1944 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseImperial War Museum
Identification Code   4700-29 B 10171
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 2 Aug 2007
Licensing  Public Domain. According to the United Kingdom Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, copyright protection has expired for photographs created prior to 1 Jun 1957.



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1. Commenter identity confirmed Alan Chanter says:
21 Sep 2013 05:49:36 AM

The 21st Anti -Tank Regiment RA, part of the Guards Armoured Division consisted of four batteries; two of towed 17 Pdr guns amd two with 17 Pdr M10 Achilles SP guns. Each battery had three troops of four guns, but since the towed guns were difficult to manoeuvre and typically took from 12 -18 hours to dig in to prepared positions they were usually used as a "long stop" while the self propelled batteries engaged enemy armour at closer ranges.

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