Imagine yourself a modern day soldier, you are in Iraq fighting insurgents when all of a sudden you are faced with tanks that seem to come straight out of Call of Duty. You are faced with the same weapons your grandfathers used in the second world war when fighting the Germans or the Japanese.
In this video you will see an amazing collection of pictures of Allied armor, M4 Sherman, Churchill, M24 Chaffee, M36 Jackson, Crusader – you name it, they found it in Iraq.
Not only were these vintage tanks encountered, over 70 years after they were used. Scores of WWII weapons from all countries were used by the insurgents too. Lugers, Mausers, Garands, PPSH-41, M1919 .30cal machine gun, the list seems endless.
It is a testament to the craftsmanship of those who manufactured these weapons but let us hope this is the last time they are encountered outside a museum. They have all earned their place in history, now let them stay there.