Le Char Duguay-Trouin – Dijon, France - Atlas Obscura

Le Char Duguay-Trouin

Dijon, France

This tank participated in the liberation of Dijon from Nazi occupation. 

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The Sherman tank, known as Duguay Trouin, participated in the liberation of Dijon. On September 6, 1944, the tank, at the head of a platoon of five others in Dijon, was hit by two German anti-tank shells: three of the six men of the crew lost their lives there: Second Lieutenant Cattanéo, tank commander, Brigadier-Chief Petitbon, and Cuirassier Delaporte.

Dijon was liberated on September 11, 1944. As a memory of these men and the reality of the fighting, the Duguay Trouin tank is on static display in Dijon.

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