Friday, March 22, 2013

Mar

22

1943

Impressions of the well supplied US Army

A US tank crew pose infront of their Lee tank in Tunisia. The high profile of the Lee made it less popular than the Sherman,

Most of the American stuff was first-class, and even as good or better than the German. Their mess tins, water bottles, rubber-soled boots, woollen underclothes, shirts and windbreakers were all superior to the British equivalents and their uniforms in general were made of finer stuff. The Garand rifle and the officers’ carbine were already regarded by many veterans as the best small arms on the front. As for their heavier equipment, it is doubtful if any army ever went to war so well supplied.