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A "Brains" Of His Day...

boatshewsd2

Alphans
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Some time ago, I'd come across an article much like this one and first learned this gentleman's name. Now, with the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, here he is again and I am so glad we can hear more about him...

Percy Hobart was very much a visionary. His unconventional ideas about tanks and tank warfare, reminded me a bit of another WWI veteran - our own Billy Mitchell, who had comparable notions about the role of air power in war...

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Nothing like his group of highly-specialized tank-vehicles - collectively known as Hobart's Funnies - had ever been seen in war before, let alone on D-Day. Each type was built to accomplish a specific task, which this BBC article describes - and the photos of them in action, are extraordinary!

So - bless you, Sir Percy (as you eventually became), for all you did. Thank You. You and your amazing "funnies" helped win D-Day...

Surely, you were a "Brains" of your day - and, perhaps (just perhaps), you might've been back of someone's mind, when it later came time to envision Thunderbird 2 and its own fantastic entourage?...

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http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160603-the-strange-tanks-that-helped-win-d-day
 
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