Army & Navy: RIGHT TANKS, WRONG DESERT

These tanks of the Sixth Armored Division, churning the sands of their California desert training center, are more proof that the U.S., as tankers say, "has armored equipment to burn." Last week U.S. tanks were burned, literally, by Rommel's swift thrust in Tunisia. The U.S., though it had an abundance of tanks at home, had lost a substantial part of its front-line force in Africa. It would take long weeks, and many a tank safely shipped overseas to build that force up again.

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