The Guards Armoured Division was formed in June 1941 by combining various existing Guards units. Tanks bearing the “All Seeing Eye”, as represented on the Guards Armoured Division WW2 T-Shirt, were involved in the historic battle for Caen, liberated Brussels and spearheaded the armoured column in Operation Market Garden. The division existed until June 1945.
Formed in September 1940, 6th Armoured Division tanks participated in the WW2 North African campaign as part of Operation Torch and also in Tunisia. The division then moved to Italy and was involved in battles such as Monte Cassino, before finally being transferred to Austria. Involved in several reorganisations, including being part of the British Army of the Rhine, the Division was finally disbanded in 1958. The 6th Armoured WW2 T-Shirt bears their iconic gauntlet markings.
The 79th Division Hobart’s Funnies WW2 T-Shirt bears the black bull’s head with flaring nostrils of the 79th Armoured Division. The unit was comprised of tanks with unusual modifications such as floating DD Tanks, mine clearers and bridge layers to overcome battlefield obstructions. Rather than acting as a single unit, the tanks were distributed across other Divisions as the need arose, playing a significant role in the D-Day landings in Normandy.
Bring up the PIAT! The iconic line uttered during the epic WW2 war film A Bridge Too Far. Enough to strike fear into any enemy tank commander. Depicting the combined airborne and armoured assault of Operation Market Garden, the film focusses on the ultimately doomed attempt to capture 9 bridges in the Netherlands to provide a route into Germany. The PIAT (Projector, Infantry, Anti Tank) was a British, spring-loaded anti-tank weapon designed to project a shaped charge 100m.