The World War II Photo of the Week
for 14 June 1999
| POWs on the Run
German POWs run down a road as a Sherman "flail" tank advances
outside of St. Lo, France, July 1944 (note the chains mounted on the front of the tank that are
visible beneath it; these chains were spun at high speed and "flailed" the roadway in order to explode mines)
[NLR-PHOCO-65638(207)]. Picture reproduced courtesy Franklin D. Roosevelt Library (NLR), 511 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY, U. S. National Archives.