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Feb 23, 2020

In this episode of War As My Father's Tank Battalion Knew It, Lieutenant Jim Gifford touches upon some of the major events in the history of the 712th Tank Battalion. These include the hedgerows of Normandy, the moonlight battle with the 106th German Panzer Brigade, and the taking of Maizieres les Metz.

Feb 16, 2020

The independent 712th Tank Battalion spent 311 days in combat from Normandy to Czechoslovakia, and earned a reputation as the "armored fist" of the 90th Infantry Division. This episode of War As My Father's Tank Battalion Knew It follows Lieutenant Jim Gifford of C Company from his arrival as a replacement in...

Feb 5, 2020

Sometimes a veteran's wife would sit in on an interview, or I'd be chatting with a couple at a reunion of my father's tank battalion, and it was only natural at some point to ask the couple how they met. These are their stories.