By Chevy From Cuba to USA

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With the recent migrant tragedies at sea around the globe, we must always recall one of the great refugee success stories: turning an old Detroit truck into an ocean-going vessel.

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For those who don't know about Hobart's funnies, here is a link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DD_tank
Posted by BMN on 11/29/13 at 12:32 PM
I drove the Chevy to the Florida levy and got a citizenship by(pass)
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 11/29/13 at 03:41 PM
A few crew of those DD tank's died on deploying into coppy weather on D-Day. High swells and most of those British and Canadian DD tank's did not make it off the boats. In ideal conditions , they are used in clam water.

Although a few did make it ashore and the Juno beach was the first captured by Canadian units, on that infamous day.

Needless too say and sadly, we can presume many improvised flotation vehicle might likely have meet same fate in unfavourable conditions.
Posted by Kehaar in Liberty Village, Canada. on 11/29/13 at 04:10 PM
Less not to forget the American DD tank units that perished.
Posted by Kehaar in Liberty Village, Canada. on 11/29/13 at 04:27 PM
@Keyhaar - many of the "floating" tanks especially at Normandy did not make it because they were deployed too far out in rough waters. It was a shame but the brave men made it happen despite problems like that. I collect firearms and have several recovered from D Day. I wish they could talk. My father was shot in the Korean "conflict" .. they never said it was a war.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 11/29/13 at 08:42 PM
Here are some other Hobart's funnies:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobart's_Funnies
Posted by BMN on 11/29/13 at 09:41 PM
@BD: And it still ain't over!

I'll forego comments on illegal emigration. Y'all can consider it my nod to the holiday season.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/30/13 at 06:22 AM
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