David Fletcher looks into the story of one of the first Tiger II (King Tiger) being knocked out in Le Plessis Grimoult, using only luck and a two-inch mortar.
It’s a remarkable story. It must be one of the first times a Tiger II was encountered by British troops in France, and the turret and gun are said to have been taken back to Britain.
The Tiger II was a tank otherwise hardly known to the Allies at this time. It is one of the earlier models, with the Porsche style turret.
It seems like a remarkable action for in infantry platoon, and we need to thank the Regimental Museum of Cornwall for their help in compiling this story.
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