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Char B1 Bis
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No: 5650   Contributor: Bastiaan   Year: 2002   Manufacturer: Renault   Country: France
Char B1 Bis

Taken in Stonne, France in 2002. See picture #5020 for info on the Bis-1.
Picture added on 08 May 2011 at 19:20
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Stonne, a little town in the French department Champagne-Ardenne, was the place of a fierce tank battle in may 1940. The village changed hands 17 times over the course of three days of fighting between May 15 and May 17, 1940.

One of the Char B's attacked a German column and destroyed 2 PzIVs, 11 PzIIIs and 2 Pak 36 alone.
The Germans called it the "Verdun of 1940".

Added by Bastiaan on 09 May 2011.
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