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Today in WW II: 30 Aug 1941 German Lorenz SZ40 teleprinter operator sent a 4,000 character message twice, allowing British mathematician Bill Tutte and others at Bletchley Park to decipher the machine's coding mechanism.  More 
30 Aug 1942 Germany formally annexes Luxembourg to the German Reich, triggering a general strike the next day protesting German Army conscription.
30 Aug 1942 Battle of Alam el Halfa, between Rommel's German force and British Commenwealth troops under Montgomery, south of El Alamein, the end of last major Axis offensive of their Western Desert campaign [30 Aug-5 Sep].
30 Aug 1944 Last remnants of German forces retreat across the Seine River, bringing Operation Overlord to a successful conclusion.
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T-65 AUV/APC (action utility vehicle/armored personnel carrier) with a flame gun, experimental development in the 1950s.  A variant of the Gun Motor Carriage M18 Hellcat tank destroyer.
M4 Sherman Tank equipped with flamethrower fitted to the bow machine gun ball-mount, circa 1944.
An M-1A1 Abrams main battle tank arrives on a Saudi transport truck during Operation Desert Shield.  The M-1A1 will replace the older M-1 tank on the front line.
M75 Armored Personnel Carrier. Serial number 543, U.S. Army registration number 40229174. Built by International Harvester Company, circa late 1951 or early 1952. This vehicle was Lot 1012 of The Jacques M. Littlefield Collection, Military Vehicle Technology Foundation, Portola Valley, CA, auctioned 11-12 July 2014 by Auctions America. Courtesy:   Auctions America by RM.
Soldiers for the 7th Korean Service Corps load and secure M1A1 Abrams tanks onto Heavy Equipment Transporters in preparation for convoy from Rodriguez Live-Fire Complex to Camp Carroll, 14 April 2007.
A High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) offloads from a US Navy  Landing Craft Utility (LCU-1630) craft assigned to Assault Craft Unit One, on the beach at Mubarek Military City, Egypt, in preparation for an amphibious assault landing demonstration in support of Exercise BRIGHT STAR 2005, 13 September 2005. HMMWV appears to be towing a generator trailer.

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