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January 27, 2017

The Ministry of Information film, A Date with a Tank, was released in 1944, is a dramatisation of the race to destroy the Tiger I with the creation of the 17-pounder anti-tank guns.

It depicts the race with the German manufacturers to get the 17-pounder anti-tank guns, used on the Sherman Firefly, in the field before the rumoured Pz Kptw VI Tiger, or Tiger I. In the film, the timescale is shortened for dramatic effect. A Date with a Tank also features Tiger 131 as firing practice for the new guns.

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  1. the 17pdr film story excellent fot the time it was made.
    would like to see a documentary on the Firefly tank using the 17 per to reat effect in Normandy and beyond

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