American M-10 tank destroyer firing near Saint Lo, June 1944.
The M10 tank destroyer, formally 3-inch Gun Motor Carriage, M10 was a United States tank destroyer of World War II based on the chassis of the M4 Sherman tank. It was numerically the most important U.S. tank destroyer of World War II and combined a reasonably potent anti-tank weapon with a turreted platform (unlike the previous M3 GMC, whose gun was capable of only limited traverse). Despite the introduction of more-powerful types as replacements, it remained in service until the end of the…
29 Vintage Photos of Child Soldiers in World War II
In more ways than one, World War II was the war of the children. They started out cheering, and wound up dying. Children suffered on the home front along with adults during bombings and ground attacks, but they also did some attacking and defending of their own at the front lines.