Mystery of Tiger 131 - The Allies Capture a Strange Abandoned Tank

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On April 24, 1943, John Oscroft was ordered to take and hold an enemy position identified as Point 174 alongside the 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters; it would be the young man’s first time seeing action, and he was feeling anxious and uneasy.


Still, Oscroft found some relief in knowing his Battalion would be supported by nine friendly tanks, but as the brutal battle raged on, the tanks were nowhere to be seen.


Fighting valiantly and after severe casualties, the British soldiers captured the enemy position on top of the hill but soon spotted two dreaded Tiger 1s.


The newest German tanks were a mighty and devastating weapon, a remarkable achievement of German engineering and one of the most technologically advanced armored vehicles in the entire global conflict.


As the tanks overwhelmed their position, the soldiers dropped to the floor to take cover. Tiger 131 was quickly approaching, and Oscroft suddenly took his PIAT anti-tank weapon and aimed it. With no reinforcements on sight, it was their last chance at survival…

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On April 24, 1943, John Oscroft was ordered to take and hold an enemy position identified as Point 174 alongside the 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters; it would be the young man’s first time seeing action, and he was feeling anxious and uneasy.


Still, Oscroft found some relief in knowing his Battalion would be supported by nine friendly tanks, but as the brutal battle raged on, the tanks were nowhere to be seen.


Fighting valiantly and after severe casualties, the British soldiers captured the enemy position on top of the hill but soon spotted two dreaded Tiger 1s.


The newest German tanks were a mighty and devastating weapon, a remarkable achievement of German engineering and one of the most technologically advanced armored vehicles in the entire global conflict.


As the tanks overwhelmed their position, the soldiers dropped to the floor to take cover. Tiger 131 was quickly approaching, and Oscroft suddenly took his PIAT anti-tank weapon and aimed it. With no reinforcements on sight, it was their last chance at survival…

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